Here is a picture of Mr. Mosler Georges, Executive Director of CEP who just announced his resignation.
On May 21, 2016, Mr. Mosler Georges (born May 10, 1974), the Executive Director of CEP, submitted his resignation by a letter addressing Mr. Léopold Berlanger, the President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP). His resignation came amidst increasing criticism from political actors demanding his departure from the CEP. He has been replaced by Uder Antoine, the General Coordinator of the Office of Management and Human Resources (OMRH). His resignation came without any prior information or explanation. As per his statement, his decision to resign would take effect on receipt of the letter. Mr. Mosler Georges is an experienced lawyer. He was the Head of legal affairs of the NPC / North and legal advisor to the electoral section of MINUSTA. He has represented and took charge of many important offices relating to investigation of electoral process and drafting of electoral bills. With a specialization in human rights, he was the member of the Office of the Secretary of State for the Integration of Disabled Persons.
Haitian Attorney Andre Michel wants PHTK disqualified from the electoral process and listed as terrorist organization.
Michel Andre, a lawyer and the former presidential candidate of JISTIS, considers that the Parti Haitien Tet Kale (PHTK) of former President Michel Martelly, should no longer be considered as a democratic political party, but a terrorist group and has asked the Ministry of Justice to revoke their party credentials in the next election. This was his reaction following the armed attacks at the Les Cayes police station in the dawn of May 16, 2016 which resulted in the death of a policeman, four attackers, and injuries to five officers. One of the captured attackers has told the local reporters that former Senator Guy Philippe, a presidential candidate (Front for National Reconstruction, a guerrilla group) who was a former Tonton Macoutes leader and former Haitian Police Chief, was behind the attack. Andre criticized the demonstrations led by the PHTK that resulted in the destruction of citizens' property. He also feels that CEP should have taken proper action against the PHTK much earlier, because they were behind the violence leading up and during the August 9, 2015 elections and massive frauds undertaken during the October 25, 2015 polls.
Here is Jocelerme Privert in Arcahaie during the celebration of the Haitian Flag.
On May 18, 2016, President Jocelerme Privert visited Arcahaie to attend the 213th anniversary of Haitian Flag. On Wednesday, the President arrived in the city of flag despite the threats from the supporters of the Tet Kale party who burned tires and blocked major arteries into the city of Arcahaie. There were reports that they would not allow President Privert to enter the city and participate in the traditional ceremony on that day. However, the events unfolded in a different way. The ceremony was celebrated without a hitch and the President was able to send a strong message to these partisans. He has said, there would be no election in the country until the verification commission sheds light on the happenings of October 25th election. Although he did not mention any name, it was easily understood that his prime target was Martelly's Parti Haitien Tet Kale (PHTK), because they are the only political party in Haiti opposed to a verification of the last elections; the election was conducted during Martelly's regime and he along with his supporters were accused of massive frauds.
Here is a picture of Presidential Candidate Jude Celestin at the Funeral of Gazzman Couleur's mother.
On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Presidential candidate Jude Celestin was present in Gonaives to attend the funeral of the mother of his long time supporter Gazzman Couleur. Gazman Couleur is a Konpa superstar who gave his voice (along with his rival singer Gracia Delva) on ads in support to the presidential candidate Jude Celestin of the party INITE, back in 2010. When he was asked by the reporters attending the ceremony, Celestin replied Gazzman is his long time friend and he has been with him since the beginning of his political campaign.
Here is the picture of Haitian-American Alix Idracheas he was graduating from West Point Military Academy.
Alix Schoelcher Idrache who arrived in the U.S in 2009 with very basic knowledge of English never thought that he would be ever able to complete his dream courses in the United States Military Academy at West Point. A stunning photo, captured by an Army Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant, shows tears streaming down the face of second lieutenant Idrache as he stands alongside his peers at the graduation ceremony on May 21. He has said he never imagined that such an honor would be ever bestowed on him. After moving to the U.S. in 2009, he became a U.S citizen, joined his father to serve the Maryland Army National Guard until 2012. He told Army Sgt. Ryan Noyes that Haitians never grow up to be pilots, they don't dream of flying a helicopter. In July, Idrache will attend the Aviation Center for Excellence at Fort Rucker in Alabama, and begin his course to become a pilot--his cherished dream. The photograph became viral as the military academy wrote in its caption on Instagram and Facebook... ""No greater feeling than that of accomplishment!"
Here is a picture of Mr. Rony Celestin, Deputy of Cerca-La-Source in Thomassique.
Rony Célestin (born June 24, 1974) under PHTK banner is one of the 92 deputies who sworn in on January 10, 2016 and took office in the Lower House of the 50th Legislature under the constitution. He is a member of Oganizasyon Lavni (LAVNI) political party and by profession, he is an Accountant and Engineer. So far, the responsible offices that he had held include, Member of the Commission of Economy, Finance, Trade and Budget; Member of the Commission of Interior and Territorial Communities, Decentralization and border development; and Member of the Board of Tourism and Culture. He won the first round of legislative elections of August 9, 2015, (Senators and Deputies) with 64.84% votes from the Cerca la Source (Centre) constituency. In the March 2011 election, an opponent contestant from INITE political party complained that Rony and his supporters attacked one polling station and ripped most of the ballots, because Rony was afraid that his opponent might win. In March 2016, there was a rumor that he had received a Nissan Patrol 2015 car as gift from some undisclosed sources in the Ministry of Planning.
Who is Senator Andris Riche?
Andris Riche (born 15 September 1947) is a former pastor and a Senator who became the president of the Senate of the Republic between 29 January, 2015, and 14 February 2016. He was imprisoned and exiled during Duvalier regime. In early 2013, then President Martelly termed him as 'demagogue' in Haitian politics. A 'demagogue' is a politician who tries to get support by making false claims and promises by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the common people. Andris is a self-claimed president of the defunct constituency since January 12, 2015. In January 2015, he appealed to the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative dispute (CSC/CA) for a discharge for the former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and requested for a management audit for Lamothe as the Prime Minister (16 May 2012 - 14 December 2014), Foreign Minister (24 October 2011 - 6 August 2012) but not as the Minister of Planning (since 6 August 2012), because as a former Prime Minister, Lamothe is entitled to a relief. However, his plea was not well received by his peers.
Here is a picture of Roro Nelson at Ruelle Nazon. June, 2014 - Roro Nelson close friend of former Hasitian president Michel Martelly, blocking Ruelle Nazon to assault 6 university students Quiskeya
In June 2014, Roro Nelson, a close associate and Adviser to former Haitian President Michel Martelly assaulted six medical students of the University Quisqueya who were on their way to the University for exam. The incident occurred at Ruelle Nazon, north of the capital, when the Nelson's Cadillac registered in the Dominican Republic (number G-201860) tried to overtake the students' car. Roro got annoyed as he was unable to pass through the traffic jam. He came out of his car accompanying a police officer and started beating the students. The students launched accusations against "Roro" Nelson, and a police officer, for having beaten them during the incident of road rage.
Here is Michel Brunache, Minister of Justice in Haiti.
Mr. Michel Pierre Brunache (born April 13, 1971) was appointed as the Minister of Justice & Public Safety (December 2011 - May 2012) by replacing Josué Pierre-Louis under the presidency of former President Martelly. Thereafter, he served as the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Haiti on Foreign and Political affairs and Rules of Law. Earlier to that, he had served as the Chief of Cabinet of the President of the Republic under provisional president Boniface Alexandre (March 2004 - May 2006). Mr. Brunache completed his law graduation from the Haiti State University (1995), and degree in Human Rights from Université de Fribourg (Suisse). He is a member of the Bar Association of Port-au-Prince. He is well conversant in French, Haitian Creole, English.. His practice area covers Civil Law, Constitutional Justice and Commercial Law. On June 26, 2015, in a talk facilitated by Venezuela, then Haitian Minister of Justice Michel Brunache exposed the agreement between Martelly administration and the Dominican authority that the Dominicans of Haitians descent, living in the D.R since 1928 would be degraded to second-class citizenship in the D.R. in an order to resolve the crisis of stateless status of hundreds of thousands Haitians of Dominican descents who are facing the threat of forced expulsion from the Dominican Republic.
Here is a picture of Jean-Charles Moise, Haitian politician. Out of the total 54 presidential candidates, Moise Jean Charles, the former senator from North and the former mayor of Milot, does not have any chance to win, but he caught the attention of many for some other reasons. His constant call for social justice won the hearts of many Haitians. In the last presidential run, he ranked third by receiving 14.22% of the popular votes, after Jovenel Moïse (PHTK 32.81% votes) and Jude Celestin (LAPEH, 25.27% votes). Moise, an undermined character in Haitian politics, is the son of a peasant. He comes from a very modest background. In 2015, Moise founded the political party Platform Pitit Desalin. Every time he ran to contest whether as the mayor of Milot or as the Senator, he was told that he is not qualified to achieve his dream, but he made them true. No racism and classism was ever able to dominate this son of Dessalines.