Here is a picture of Haitian President Jocelerme Privert with the newly named Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles.
After the rejection of Haiti's interim president Privert's first Prime Minister Nominee Fritz Alphonse Jean by the parliament, President Privert proposed another name as Prime Minister Nominee, Enex Jean-Charles. Jean Charles is a civil servant and professor of administrative law and a longtime adviser of the National Palace. Following the verification of his eligibility criteria by the Special Parliamentary Committee, the new Prime Minister has received the approval of the Haitian Chamber of Deputies with 78-1 votes. His 15-member cabinet has received approval from both the Senate and the Lower Chamber. Earlier to this appointment, he was one of Privert's advisers and president in the ministerial cabinet as Minister of Planning and External Cooperation in the eventual government of Fritz-Alphonse Jean. He has many published research reports and articles on administrative matters to his credit. He is a well known figure in the international community of professors, politicians and community leaders. Enex Jean-Charles is well known in politics since 1988. He is a friend of everyone, but with fewer enemies.
Here is a picture of Gary Bodeau, Deputy of Delmas.
On February 14, 2016, despite his opposition to the candidacy of Senator Privert as the Interim President, Gary Bodeau, Deputy of Delmas asked the Interim President, together with Parliament, to give the country a consensus government, headed by a competent, honest and dynamic Prime Minister who should be supported by over 15 ministers and three secretaries of state which to be selected from the bodies of politicians and / or civil societies. Although Bodeau saluted Privert's coming to power, he was of opinion that Privert's accession to the presidency of parliamentary office was in contravention to the principle of separation of powers, against Articles 60 and 60.1 of the constitution. He requested his parliamentary colleagues to respect political ethics and have respect for the constitution of the country.
Vote of confidence on the general policy of Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles on March 24, 2016
On March 25, 2016, after receiving the vote of confidence on his general policy in the Senate of the Republic, the new Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles said, he felt honored because the Senators have bestowed confidence on his general policy. Earlier in the day, the Chamber of Deputies approved his general policy statement with 78-1 votes; 2 deputies remained abstained from voting. With this approval, now the country has a new Prime Minister and a 15-member cabinet. It is a definite positive move during the transitional period until a new president is elected as per February 5th, 2016 agreement and a critical step toward concluding postponed elections.
In Favor: 20 Senator, 78 Deputies
Against: 0 Senator, 1 Deputy
Abstention: 0 Senator, 2 Deputies
Enex Jean-Charles and 15 cabinet members sworn in on March 28, 2016. Among the people present were former Prime Minister Evans Paul who was very critical of President Jocelerme Privert.
Installation of the new Prime Minister was completed following the confirmation of Haitian parliament and the new nine-member Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has been established for organizing the second round of presidential elections, remaining parliamentary elections, and local elections to complete the electoral process begun in 2015. On March 28, 2016, the former Prime Minister Evans Paul has transferred his power to the new Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles at the National Palace in the presence of the Interim President Jocelerme Privert. On the same day, the new Prime Minister and 15 cabinet members have sworn in as part of the country's interim government. Some activists, who were present at the ceremony of the transfer of power between the two Prime Ministers, showed their dissatisfaction with the former Prime Minister Evans Paul, and interrupted his message delivered for the occasion.
This is the picture of Elie Lescot, a former Haitian President. He is seeing here during a reception in United States.
Elie Lescot benefited from the American occupation of Haiti due to his close political and economic ties to the United States
After his return from France, during the United States occupation of Haiti between 1915 and 1934, and held various positions in the government of Louis Borno and Sténio Vincent.
One important role was when he became Haiti ambassador to the neighboring Dominican Republic. This allowed him to develop an alliance with President Rafael Trujillo
In just a few weeks in his position, the new Government Commissioner Danton Léger is creating problem for some members of the Martelly government.
After issuing a travel ban to Marc Antoine Acra and Alix Célestin, he then targeted the former Minister of Economy and Finance Wilson Laleau, the son of the president, Olivier Martelly, the former adviser and close friend of Michel Martelly, Ronald (Roro) Nelson
Here is a picture of former Prime Mkinister Evans Paul after he and his ministers have been prohibited from entering the Prime Minister residence in Bourdon.
Now Haiti has two Prime Ministers. One is Fritz Jean, nominated by the interim president Jocelerme Privert and the other is former Prime Minister Evans Paul who has not yet submitted his resignation. The new Haitian Prime Minister Nominee Fritz Jean has submitted his document to the 7-member parliament committee for verification and justification of his candidature in anticipation of securing the vote of confidence. However, unlike interim President Privert, Evans Paul considers the appointment of Jean as Prime Minister is unconstitutional. Mr. Privert in order to maintain the safety and security of all public building has prohibited the entry of Evans Paul to the official residence of the Prime Ministers in Bourdon, because Paul has publicly announced his withdrawal from the government.
Here is a copy of the decree appointing economist Fritz Alphonse Jean as Prime Minister of Haiti.
On February 26, 2016, Jocelerme Privert, the interim President of Haiti has appointed well known Haitian economist Fritz Alphonse Jean (59) as the new Prime Minister of the provisional government. When Privert announced the name of Fritz- Jean as the new Prime Minister, former Prime Minister Evans Paul could not hide his dissatisfaction. He has openly stated that the accord signed between Jocelerme Privert and former President Michel Martelly has entrusted Privert the responsibility to complete the remaining election process, the final run off between Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin within the scheduled date on April 24, 2016 and install a new President on May 14, 2016. Since Privert was the principal architect of the agreement with his erstwhile capacity as the Senate Chief, he must strictly respect that agreement. The announcement of Fritz-Alphonse Jean as the new Prime Minister by the new provisional president is contempt of the Haitian constitution. Such announcement was made without any confidence vote, without the approval of the presidents of the both houses of the Parliament, and without the confirmation of the eligibility of Fritz-Alphonse Jean as the Prime Minister. Professor Fritz Alphonse Jean is a Cap-Haitien born U.S. educated economist, politician and writer who had served as the governor of the Banque de la République d'Haïti between 1996 and 2001. He studied economics and mathematics in the United States, in New York. Since 2012, he had served as the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Professions of the North East Department. In his acceptance speech, Jean has acknowledged that his task is huge. It is something more than organizing a fair election; he has to re-establish the macro- economic stability in the country. All Haitians must set aside their differences for the sake of the country to take it out of the present social and economic difficulties.
After having multiple exchanges with various sections of the society for nearly two weeks, and having consultations with the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Cholzer Chancy, and Deputy Senate President, Ronald Larèche, the Provisional President Privert has chosen him as the new Prime Minister. Privet is of opinion that the appointment of Jean in no way contravenes the Haitian constitution. His appointment was made in accordance with the constitution in force and respecting the agreement of 6 February, 2016. The parliament, with supports from the both houses of the government, would confirm the eligibility of the consensus prime minister. Following the vote of confidence, the new Prime Minister will be installed to his functions.
Here is a picture of the plan for the reconstruction of Haiti Ministry of Interior. The cost of construction of the Ministry is estimated at $ 17.5 million with funding provided by PetroCaribe-Treasury.
It is estimated to create more than 150 jobs.
Work for this building is underway and scheduled to be done by January 2014.
On Thursday, February 4, 2016, President Martelly inaugurated the new building for the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities (MICT) located at the corner of Paul VI and Monseigneur Guilloux, on the site of the General Tax Directorate (DGI) which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. The five-storey building, with the financial support of the Treasury and the PetroCaribe funds, will house the MICT office, a meeting room, an infirmary, a cafeteria and a parking space for 120 vehicles at the ground level and for about thirty vehicles in the basement. The building will be equipped with three lifts and two emergency staircases-- everything meeting the norms of modern standard practices. Two construction companies, Constructora ROFI" (Dominican) and "Overseas Engineering & Construction Company" (Taiwan), were employed for the construction of the new MICT building.
Here is a picture of the ceremony for the removal of presidential sash from President Michel Martelly.
On Sunday, February 7, 2016, Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to the nation as he left his office without any replacement. His day of departure coincidentally became the first day of Port-au-Prince's annual three-day Carnival celebration, which was called off as violent protests erupted in many places. It was as well as the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship. Martelly left the country in the hands of a disputed interim government amid one of the worst political crises in recent years-- and without a president. However, an agreement for a transitional government was reached just twenty two hours before Martelly left his office. To symbolize his departure, Martelly returned the presidential sash to the National Assembly by handing it over to the then National Assembly President Jocelerme Privert.