Michel Martelly confirms his departure on February 7th
There is no doubts now that President Michel Martelly will be leaving office on February 7th, 2016 as the constitution requires.
On January 25, 2016, Martelly confirmed his departure on February 7, on the first day of Haiti's carnival. On the same day, in an interview with Venezuelan TV channel Telesur, the Prime Minister Evans Paul said, now it is clear that there would be no elections before his departure on February 7. Martelly's announcement to leave was a shift from his earlier announcement where he had said, he will only leave power to people who have been elected in an election. It was said at a time when holding the election was perhaps one of the most impossible events in the world. During a speech on the inauguration of the new Interior Ministry building on January 4, 2016, he had said he doesn't want to stay in power even one day more. He will leave with no regret, no desire and no attachment.