Evans Paul refusing to participate at Fritz Jean' investiture
here is a picture of Prime Minister Evans Paul and his ministers on the day of the investiture of Fritz Jean as New Prime Minister. Evans Paul refusing to participate at Fritz Jean investiture.
On Friday, February 26th, when Jocelerme Privert announced the name of Fritz-Alphonse Jean as the new Prime Minister, Evans Paul could not conceal his dissatisfaction. In a press meeting with Marie Lucie Bonhomme Opont (wife of CEP President Mr. Pierre-Louis Opont) on February 23, he announced that he would not take part in the investiture of the new PM nominee, because his presence at this investiture would be considered as a symbolic support to this chaotic environment. This announcement of the new Prime Minister by the new provisional president is contempt of the Haitian constitution. Furthermore, the name of Fritz-Alphonse Jean as the new Prime Minister has been announced without the approval of the presidents of the both houses of Parliament, or without the confirmation of the eligibility of Fritz-Alphonse Jean as the Prime Minister and moreover, no confidence vote was taken. The announcement also contravenes the February 6, 2016 agreement.
We might remember that during the investiture of Jocelerme Privert as the Provisional President, Prime Minister Evans Paul was noticed among the attendees, standing in the crowd like an onlooker in a marginalized manner. Was it a coded message from the new provisional president that to let the Haitian Prime Minister know that he has no place in his new administration?