Officials resign Over Martelly's Remarks to Woman

Officials resign Over Martelly's Remarks to Woman

The leader of the Fusion Social Democrats took a stand on the behavior of President Michel Martelly on women

Martelly's Behavior Causes Officials to Resign

President Martelly's sexist bashing of a woman, who criticized his government, is raising hackles, particularly with Fusion Social Democrats. Leader Edmonde Beauzile says the secretary of state, minister of women's affairs, and another cabinet minister have resigned in protest.

Martelly, president since May 2011, remains unaffected. He currently rules by decree and cannot run for a second term. With the few remaining months left before he leaves, he acts with impunity, no matter how offensive.

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