Here is a picture of Me Jules Cantave, the new Provisional President of Haiti selected to replace Michel Martelly.
On February 10, 2016, as per an agreement to designate a Government of transition to solve a possible vacuum of power in Haiti, the outgoing President Martelly with the bicameral committee composed of senators and deputies representing the three branches of the Haitian government, including the Executive, legislative and judiciary, responsible for electing the interim president have installed Me Jules Cantave, the President of the Court of Cassation and the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), as the new Provisional President of Haiti. Me Jules Cantave has assumed charges of his office on February 14th for 120 days with a responsibility to organize the presidential election on April 24, 2016. The Provisional government will remain responsible to rule Haiti after Martelly's departure.
Here is a picture of President Michel Martelly and the Presidents of both Houses of Parliament: Senator Jocelerme Privert (Senate) and Deputy Cholzer Chancy (Lower House) as they are getting ready to sign the agreement.
On Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at the National Palace, President Martelly President Martelly along with the Presidents of both the Houses of Parliament, Senator Jocelerme Privert (Senate) and Deputy Cholzer Chancy (Lower House) signed an agreement for institutional continuity at the end of his Presidential mandate of the Republic in the absence of an elected president and for the continuation of the electoral process that started on August 9, 2015. On February 7th, Martelly made an address to the nation before the National Assembly announcing the end of his tenure and departure from power. However, as per G8 political platform, the agreement seeks to postpone a crisis that must be solved immediately. They are of the opinion that two of the signatories, Privert and Chancy can never be empowered to sign such an accord without being nominated through a majority vote. As per former President Martelly, it was imperative to make such political agreement for creating political stability and maintaining social peace. However, the G8 believes this agreement completely disregards the general consensus and protests of the common people and attempts to validate the 2015 election with the reinstatement of former army.
If you think you are seing double by looking at Haitian Prime Minister Fritz Jean and Prime Minister Evans Paul you are not crazy. It is in fact just that the two Prime Ministers of Haiti side by side. Not only they are side by side, they are both Prime Ministers at the same time under the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert. As the confusion is unfolding to know which of these two individuals who has the reall authority as Prime Minister, Mr. Fritz Jean just deposited his required document at the Haitian Parliament for verification and at the same time enjoys the security and services accorded to a Prime Minister. On the other hand, Mr. Evans Paul still considers himself as Prime Minister since he did not give his official resignation as Prime Minister
Here is a picture of the Members of the National Council of Haitian Government. This was the new military-civilian government that took over after president Jean-Claud Duvalier went on exile. This new Junta took power on February 7, 1986. The members of the junta include the following:
Colonel Max Valles,
Colonel William Regala,
Lieutenant General Henry Namphy,
Colonel Prosper Avril.
After the Coup D'Etat of 1992, Mr. Jean-Jacques Honorat was named prime minister of Haiti. The Military government at the time thought that by having Jean-Jacques Honorat in the position of Prime Minister, it would help the de facto government gain some international recognition. This did not happen. Other stated that he did not have enough time to work on the diplomatic front.
Jean-Jacques Honorat was removed from the position by the military-backed government in June 1992 as he was unable to convince the international community to lift sanctions against Haiti
Here are some of the elected Haiti Elected parliamentaries picking-Up their Certificate at the CEP
The results of the first round presidential elections held on October 25, 2015, were published by the CEP on November 5, 2015. As per the CEP's announcement, the first four candidates were: Jovenel Moise, the government backed candidate from Haitian Tèt Kale Party, 511,992 or 32.8% votes, followed by Jude Celestin (LAPEH) 394,390 or 25.2% votes, Jean-Charles (Pitit Dessalines) 222,646 or 14.27% votes, and Dr. (Mrs.) Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas) 108,844 or 7.05% votes. However, as per the electoral mandates, since none of the candidates could reach the 50% plus vote benchmark, or a lead over 25% votes as per Haitian Constitution and Electoral Decree, a second run-off was scheduled on December 25, 2015. Although, the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) expressed its satisfaction, because the published results were consistent with their observation during the election process, neither the losing candidates nor the Haitian population was happy with the published results. Jude Celestin condemned the published result as, a ridiculous farce staged by the government; in no way it reflects the vote of the people. Amid mass violent protests and threats of withdrawal by the presidential candidates from the final run-off, the CEP has kept rescheduling the final runoff dates. And it is still undecided.
Here is the new Commission of electoral evaluation which was finally installed
On December 22, 2015, at the Hotel Kinam in Petionville, Prime Minister Evans Paul initiated the installation of five members Electoral Evaluation Commission. The commission would assess and advice on the conditions of the country's remaining presidential electoral process scheduled to be held on January 17, 2016. The members of the commission are: Mgr Patrick Aris, the Mambo Euvonie Georges Auguste, the Pastor Armand Louis, Rosny Desroches and Me Gédéon Jean. Since the election has been deferred and some of the members of the commission and their political platforms were reluctant to participate, the commission has been reorganized. The earlier members of the commissions Joseph Emmanuel Charlemagne and Anthony Pascal have been replaced by Me Gédéon Jean (representing the human rights sector) and the Pastor Louis Armand (representing the Protestant Church). The commission's reporting period has been extended to 8 days (from December 22nd) from earlier 3 days.
A new commission has been created called Commission of Electoral Evaluation.
Following the continuous accusing pressures from every section of the community, President Martelly, as a way out, has created a five member commission on December 17, 2015, by a presidential decree to evaluate the fairness of the October 25th election. The commission has to report within next 3 days since it starts functioning and may make necessary recommendation for the coming election. The election is set to be held on December 27th, but may postpone until January 2016. However, this "Commission on Electoral Evaluation" was not acceptable to the most opponent parties and platforms like G8, Fanmi Lavalas and Renmen Ayiti. They have denounced the commission as "contrary to the request" of the G8. Renmen Ayiti has called on one of its members Euvonie Georges Auguste, who had been placed on the commission, to withdraw her participation. As per Moïse Jean Charles, a member of the G8, some commission members are close associates of Martelly.
the Haitian government has shown appreciation for the work of Movie actor Sean Penn by naming him ambassador-at-large for Haiti.
He ceceives this high title for his work in helping Haiti recover from the earthquake.
"I do accept," said Sean Penn in accecping his new position, adding that it would be useful to "change being called 'Hey you" to 'Hey Mr. Ambassador.'