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Haiti - Politic : The President of the Senate, mentions the possibility of Provisional Councillors...
21/08/2012 12:16:12

Haiti - Politic : The President of the Senate, mentions the possibility of Provisional Councillors...
Monday, Simon Dieuseul Desras, the President of the Senate mentioned the possibility, among several alternatives, that the legislative body appoints of Provisional electoral Councilors, to serve in the Permanent Electoral Council.

Returning Monday, on the Conference of Presidents of last Friday, Simon Dieuseul Desras explained "[...] In this conference, the senators have questioned about the credibility, honesty and personalities that represent the executive power. The only people that is known, it is Me Josué Pierre-Louis, but the others are not known at all. We doubt that they are people who preside in the country, people who know the country, people who know what they will do [...] The senators can not say who should be chosen, but they have doubts about the chosen people.

The second thing, the senators argued that the process that led to the choice of CSPJ [...] was fundamentally flawed, it is a process that should have been resumed to at least give the process more credibility [...]

Now, myself, I think that it is not a question of the Permanent Electoral Council or Provisional, the question is who is inside the Council and what credibility, honesty and what guarantee there are about the people who are in this Council ? On this basis, I think the President is best placed to be able to gather not only the Presidents of the blocks at the Chamber of Deputies, gather the senators who challenge the decision that was taken, and the political class, to see if we can find an honorable exit, that can allow everyone to agree, that the electoral law can be passed, so that the process is not challenged [...]

I made the necessary procedures, to begin informally, to inform the President, of the will that exists among Senators for there is a meeting [...] to find an honorable exit [...] if it is the spirit of the amended Constitution we follow and that we say that we do not want the Permanent Electoral Council, we are not able to send 3 representatives to the Permanent Electoral Council, and if we send 3 representatives, they will be provisional [...] if it was me, I would do it now. So far, I do not rule out the possibility of having a Permanent Electoral Council, as long as we have not met with the President, because each of us have an interest: the country. There must be elections that are made ​​to avoid instability. Whatever the name of this Electoral Council, this is not a problem for us [...] it is necessary that elections are made, there is no doubt... [...] They must be done without conflict at the base, without challenge [...] we are ready to sacrifice everything, except the country."

The solution suggested by the President of the Senate has provoked strong reactions of opposition.

After the statement Friday of Senator Moïse who had denounced an alleged agreement between the Presidents of both Chambers which "On the basis of a political and economic deal with the President of the Republic," are preparing to designate soon, 3 representatives provisional, had qualified this approach of "conspiracy against the people and democracy."

The Deputy Poly Faustin, Vive-President of the Lower House considered unlikely that the Parliament is represented by provisional members "it would be a bad prior if provisional members represented the Legislative Power to the Permanent Electoral Council..."

The Deputy Acluche Louis-Jeune [OPL] which is opposed to this solution, considers unimaginable this scenario and expressed doubt that the Presidents of both chambers really think, to make such a choice.

In addition, a rumor suggests that Me Josué Pierre-Louis, could be appointed President of the new CEP. Jean Renel Sanon, the Minister of Justice has described this information unfounded. However, he acknowledged, "It could happen, but it is not an absolute truth. Me Josué Pierre-Louis has a chance of 6, or 9 has a chance to lead the Permanent Electoral Council," adding that it was also the case for other counselors...

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