Michel Martelly - President of Haiti
Here is a picture of General Paul Magloire being decorated by Haitian President Dumarsais Estimé
Magloire was from the rising, black middle-class in Haiti. "Kanson Fé" or "Iron Pants"), as he was known, Magloire overthrew the disastrous regime of President Elie Lescot in 1946. He later allowed the election of a liberal black president, Dumarsais Estimé. When President Dumarsais Estimé, tried to extend his term of office in 1950, with the help of a local elite, Magloire ousted him and took power.
Paul Magloire ("Kanson Fé) being Decorated by President Dumarsais Estimé
Paul Eugène Magloire (July 19, 1907 - July 12, 2001) was a Haitian general's son. He joined the army in 1930 and became Police Chief of Port-au-Prince in 1944. In 1946, he participated in a successful coup against President Élie Lescot. In 1950, while he was serving as an army general, he ousted President Dumarsais Estimé with the help of a local elite and installed himself as ruler.
Before the long dictatorship of the Duvaliers which took the country back again in a period of oppression, his period of rule as president between 1950 and 1956 is marked as a period of unusual peace and efforts at modernization. Many consider Magloire's period as Haiti's golden age - during his era, tourism reached at its peak and Haitian coffee exports drew high prices. He refurbished towns and built roads, a cathedral, public square, the country's first major dam and other infrastructure projects and cultivated good relations with the Dominican Republic. Attempts were made to invite foreign investments and implement economic and social planning. Women were given voting power and direct popular election of the president was introduced.
However, the good days ended in 1954 when Haiti was hit by Hurricane Hazel. The hurricane inflicted heavy damage on the economy, relief funds were stolen, and Magloire's popularity fell. After two years, he was ousted by the military and went into exile in New York. When François Duvalier took the presidency, he stripped Magloire of his Haïtian citizenship. At the end of Duvalier dictatorship in 1986, when Jean-Claude Duvalier (Baby Doc) fled to France, Magloire returned to Haiti. He was an unofficial adviser to Henri Namphy, who briefly ruled Haiti in 1988. It was a mark of appreciation for his past deed to the country.
The mulattos were happy under the reign of Magloire because their shameless privilege and racism received patronage and reached the apogee of their power, and Magloire's tough stand (Kanson Fé) with the mulattos took them to a height of command and enjoyment. He restored the elites to the prominence.
It has been reported that President Michel Martelly pay an unannounced visit at the private residence of Prime Minister Gary Conille who was conducting a meeting with members of the Senate and insulted many of them. The meeting was with the Senators G-16 and other Senators at his private residence. The allegation was that the Senators were plotting a Coup D'Etat against President Michel Martelly.
Senator Steven Benoit accused president martelly for threatening his life and stated to that if anything happens to him, the population knows who to point the ginger to, in referring to President Martelly.
These two leaders do not see eye to eye at all in Haitian politic. Since the time President Michel Martelly came into office, one person who has been in total opposition to his government is Senator Moise Jean Charles.
Senator Jean-Charles Moise (Nord/Inite) recently stated that he wants the resignation of the Head of State.
On February 7, 2016, President Michel Joseph Martelly made a twenty minute farewell speech to the nation. Addressing the Haitian people he has said, since the moment he took his office on May 14, 2011, he had worked 'night and day' to improve the country for the Haitian people. His biggest regret was the postponement of presidential election. He has justified his every act with the statement that he is ready to answer before the court of history. February 7th, 2016, was the end of his constitutional term of 5 years as the President of the Republic. He thanked Haitian people for entrusting him the great responsibility to hold the state's highest office. In his farewell speech, he insisted that he was leaving office to contribute to constitutional normalcy. On early Saturday, he shifted power to Prime Minister Evans Paul in an effort to stop unruly street protests and avoid a dangerous power vacuum.
The government of Michel Martelly has reached a point where the number of people who are not satisfied with his government has increased. At the same time, the government has a large number of followers as well. As the protests against his government has reached a critical point, it comes to the point of: Are you for "Rache Mankoy Bay Ter-a Blanch" or
Are you for "Give Michel martelly a Chance"
the Haitian Parliament rejected the choice of Daniel-Gerard Rouzier for Prime Minister of Haiti. The lower-level Chamber of Deputies voted against Daniel-Gerard Rouzier to become prime minister of Haiti.
The deputies who voted against the nomination of Daniel-Gerard Rouzier charged him with Tax evasion and not being honest in submitting the passport he frequently travels with.
Haitian lawmakers rejected President Michel Martelly's second choice for Haiti's Prime Minister. In a vot of 16 No and 14 Yes, the haitian Senate sent President Michel Martelly back to the drowing board to come up with yet another prime Minister designee.
This is something that many people were predicting as the bloc of 16 Senators remained firm in their decision not to accept the candidacy of Bernard Gousse for Prime Minister of Haiti.
Many people now are predicting that the President only has a few choices remaining and some of the names include: Jean Henry Céant Or Jean Max Bellerive?
The Haitian president has not been satisfied with the performance of the Haiti legislators since he came into power. On his second attempt to have a Prime Minister to run his government, several senator went public to voice their position against the choice.
There has been a rumor that the haitian President might attempt the dissolution of the Haitian Parliament if his Prime Minister nominee Bernard Gousse is not approved by thew senat
Here is a picture of the new Prime Minister Designee, Bernard H. Gousse.
Bernard Honorat Gousse was born and raised in Port-au-Prince. He graduated from the Haitian State University School of Law and Economic Science in 1981
He is a former Haiti's interim justice minister under Gerard Latortue