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Edgard Leblanc Fils, former coordinator of the OPL

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Edgard Leblanc Fils, former coordinator of the OPL

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Out of the 13 candidates who vied to become the next interim president, late on Friday 12, 2016, the list was shortened by a bicameral commission in parliament to '3'-- (i) Senator Dejean Bélizaire, former head of the National Assembly; (ii) Senate President Edgard Fils Leblanc and; (iii) Senate chief Jocelerme Privert. At least nine of the candidates had deposited the required filing fees ($8,414) for this 120 day temporary job. The money deposited was intended to be transferred to the State University of Haiti account. However, the members OPL (Struggling People's Organization) of which Edgard Leblanc Fils is a former coordinator, was divided over the candidacy of Edgard Leblanc Fils. They did not support his candidacy as they are equally opposed to the Privert's candidacy and his following success. The OPL Coordinator Sauveur Pierre Etienne has said that starting with a separation of powers, a lot of principles have been violated by this accord. Privert had played a leading role in making the accord and he is now taking benefit from it.

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