Laurent Lamothe submitted papers to run for president of Haiti
The decision of Former Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to run for President in the upcoming election is yet another sign to show that you should never trust a politician, specially Haitian politicians. After repeatedly saying that he has no plan to run, he proves himself wrong.
On May 20, 2015 he former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has submitted his nomination to run for seat of president under the banner of platform Peyizan shortly before the election office's deadline. When he was asked why he has changed his mind, he shrugged and kept greeting his supporters. He has joined a crowded arena of contenders in the race to become the country's next president. His other notable contenders include Maryse Narcisse, the leader of the Fanmi Lavalas party and Jude Celestin, the last election cycle's government-backed candidate. His opponents are of opinion that his decision came out of a political provocation and moreover, he lacks proper clearance for use of public funds. However, the eligibility of the candidates to run for election are matters to be decided by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) with the consents of Departmental Electoral Litigation (BCED) and National Electoral Litigation (BCEN).
Lamothe has decided to register under the banner of Peyizan political group. However, this is not where his problems lies. How is he going to prove that he is eligible to run? What about the issue of "Discharge"?