Jocelerme Privert and Laurent Lamothe

Jocelerme Privert and Laurent Lamothe

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The installation of Privert as an interim president was an unprecedented event; it happened without any protocol. Nobody was sure about the identity with which Privert was present then in the Assembly, whether he was there as a senator, or a candidate or the President of the Assembly.

Jocelerme Privert was an adviser to former President René Préval. With his expertise and contribution on Haiti's most important relationship with Venezuela, he earned a nickname "Mr. PetroCaribe". His proficiency on tax systems and profound understanding of the State administration, stand both on academic knowledge and great practical experience. However, he does not possess good knowledge of the laws. On April 4, 2004, Privert was falsely accused of involvement in the La Scierie massacre in Saint-Marc and was imprisoned for 26 months, but quietly, he has been able to remake his image.

With his new responsibility, Privert's main challenge will be to find a consensus on the aspiring participants, because most of the opposition political parties are demanding complete cancellation of the October 25, 2015 election. They are not even happy with his selection. He has to find out a consensus prime minister and government who will need to help him constitute a credible nine-member electoral council.

Privert has taken took oath as the provisional President of Haiti on the night of February 13 to 14, 2016, and has promised that he will do his best to conduct the new election as soon as possible.

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