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Haiti - Constitution : Discovery of new «intentional errors» in the text...
07/06/2011 12:36:30

Haiti - Constitution : Discovery of new  «intentional errors» in the text...
The corrected version of the text of revision of the Constitution [commonly called "authentic text"] has been sent to President Martelly for publication. However, the text has still not been published because of the discoveries by the experts of the Presidency of "new errors". Sen. Youri Latortue welcomes the decision of the Head of State to not have published this authentic without verification "We can not afford to publish a second the text with errors."

About these errors, the President Martelly, at the launch of the Week of the Haitian child, yesterday has told the press:

"there are errors that you may consider trivial, but we consider serious, eg where you must have an absolute majority to choose the Prime Minister, the word absolute has disappeared, that means that if I had published this text like that, today, a party which does not have the absolute majority would have had the right to choose the Prime Minister, because the word absolute is no longer there.

This does not look like a error but rather to a coup, but as we are opened, we do not want to accuse anyone, we simply say that these are errors and they must be corrected before publication. People who work for me on the document informed me that they found more errors in this document, that I had to publish this time, as in the first one that was already false. [...] We wrote to the outgoing Prime Minister to ask it that an investigation be opened to find out why these errors were made ​​in a work that is supposedly come out of a high body [...] Currently we are still under the constitution of 1987, until the correct text, without error, be published [...] if we want to move forward in the ratification of the Prime Minister, I suggest, therefore, that parliamentarians do the ratification on the basis of the Constitution of 1987."

Regarding these "errors"... Sen. Jean Rudolph Joazile, President of the Senate declared " [...] We are not here today to say that the text does not contain errors, because the error is human... There may be errors in the text, but we could also sit together with the Executive to see errors [...] this is not what has been done. We recognize, however, the right of the President of the Republic, as guarantor of the republican institutions to make such decisions in the interest of the country" adding that "...on the side of Parliament there is a definite desire to move forward, no spirit drives us to block the Executive in its efforts, on the contrary, we recognize there is a space to fill at country level since we have a Government which is liquidating current affairs [...] Parliament agrees to take all necessary steps to see if quickly, we can arrive to give the country a Government, to put the country on the rails which will drive it toward sustainable development..."

Sorel Jacinthe, the President of the Chamber of Deputies for his part confirms that there is no problem with the Executive and agrees with the Head of State, when this latter declares that it is the time to think and act for the country "...I think we're condemned, the Executive and Parliament, to agree together [...] so that we know in clear how and where we will lead this country, where we will lead the people [...] I do not think that there are conflicts between us today, the people who voted for us knows that [...] Parliament is always disposed to meet with the President to talk about the country, and after each meeting with the President, we will inform people of what we discussed with him. So far, in the meetings we had with the President, we discuss the amendment of the constitution, ratification of the Prime Minister and the question of the 17 Deputies and Senators 2 [whose election is disputed]. It is time to silence the feeling of each other, it is time as the President said, to think and act for the country..."

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