Here is a picture of Lawyer, Ex-Members riding Mont-organized Capotille, leader of the political organization "Inisyativ Peyizan nodes, Ronald Lareche.
Ronald Larèche is a divorcee, presently lives in a common-law with his wife Fernande Pierre, with whom he gave birth to four children. Larèche completed his primary education at the Dominic Savio School in Mont-organized and pursued his classical studies in 1991 at the Adventist College of Cape Haitien (CACH). He joined the National Police of Haiti (PNH) in November 1995 as supervisor of the police station of Mont-organized, and later promoted to the post of inspector, but he resigned in 2005 to become a candidate for deputy to the Mont-Organized / Capotille district. Larèche holds a degree in Legal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of Cap-Haitien (2003), completed a course at the Cap-Haitien Bar Association between 2003 and 2005 and a Master degree holder in Project Management from the University Quisqueya (2009).
Here is Ronald Lareche, Senator Nord-Est.
Again the presidential election scheduled for Sunday, January 24, 2016, has been postponed for a second time over security concerns. This announcement from the electoral council came amid violent protests erupted after the opposition candidate Jude Celestin decided to boycott the contest over alleged fraud. Celestin, the 53-year old run of candidate considers the October 25, 2015 election was a "ridiculous farce". When the final legislative election results were released in December, it sparked violence in many parts of the capital and news of unrests was reported from at least 5 departments-- West, Southwest, North, Northwest and Southeast. Several government buildings, election offices were set ablaze; one 18- year old demonstrator was fatally shot when two factions clashed.
Here is Carl Murat Cantave, Senator Artibonite
Artibonite with an area of 4,887 sq km, is the largest of ten departments in Haiti. As per 2002 Census, it has a population of 1,168,800 with 230 per sq km of population density. Gonaïves (the capital) and Saint-Marc are its two main cities. On 1 January 1804, the independence of Haiti was proclaimed by Jean Jacques Dessalines in the Place d'Armes of Gonaïves. The region is the country's main rice-growing area. Artibonite River (321 km long; 68 km in the Dominican Republic, 253 km in Haiti), the most important and the longest on the island of Hispaniola passes through this department, forming an international border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic for several kilometers, from the town of Pedro Santana to the point where it is joined by the River Macasías, and then turns west into Haiti and the department's name is derived from the Artibonite River. The river is used for irrigation and generation of hydroelectricity. Since February 2004, following an unsuccessful coup attempt by an insurgency, the department is experiencing a state of economic decline.
The elected senators sworn on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
On January 12, 2016, fourteen newly elected Senators were sworn and received their scarves at the Senate of the Republic in the presence of the Andris Riché, the President of the Upper House. Andris Riché, during his speech for the occasion, regretted on the absence of woman among the elected Senators. Two validation committees were appointed to verify the documents of the elected representatives. Out of the 14 new elected Senators, the validation of two Senators, Youri Latortue (President, Ayiti An Aksyon) and Jean Renel Sénatus (League Dessalinienne) have been deferred. The commission has requested clearance from the CEP on the pretext that they were improperly elected. In Haiti, the Senate has 30 members, three per department; they are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms and one-third of the Senate is elected every two years. However, it has been operating with only 20 of 30 seats filled due to cancelled elections. Six more Senators will join the presently 14 elected Senators after the next by-election. The names of the political parties and platforms from which these 14 Senators were elected are: Konvansyon Inite Demokratik (KID) - 3; Vérité platform (co-founded by René Préval) - 3; PHTK (Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale) - 2; and various trends parties having single representatives - 6.
Here is the picture of two of the senators Youri Latortue and Jean Renel Senatus.
As the fourteen Senators were swearing in on January 11, 2016, two Validation Commissions were formed consisting three Senators each, who were responsible to verify the records of the newly elected officials. The Validation Commissions so employed, has asked to defer the validation of two newly elected Senators, Youri Latortue (President, Ayiti An Aksyon) and Jean Renel Sénatus (League Dessalinienne) until the CEP gives clear explanation on their method of clearances. The commission dismissed their validation under the pretext that they were improperly elected. If Youri Latortue was not barred from the Senate in this manner, could be one of the strongest and influential men inside the Senate. We would wait to see how these two candidates were elected to become Senators in the first round legislative election on August 9, 2015, with the authorization from both the CEP and BCEN.
Here is a picture of Jocelerme Privert, Senator of the Nippes Department.
Jocelerme Privert (born February 1, 1954), a native of Petit-Trou de Nippes, is one of the ten Senators in office since the Senate became defunct in January 2015. He is one of the most experienced persons in the Haitian political landscape who had assumed several esteemed portfolios like, the former Director General of Taxation, Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities, an interior minister under Aristide, State Secretary for Finance and an advisor of President Rene Preval. On January 14, 2016, he has been elected as the President of the Senate by defeating Youri Latortue from Ayiti An Aksyon (AAA). There are currently 24 sitting members of Haiti's 30-seat upper house. Privert (INITE) obtained 15 votes, there were seven abstentions and two Senators (Sen. Youri Latortue, an adviser to Martelly, who withdrew himself from the President of the Senate contest and another Senator) left the chambers before the vote. Privert has mentioned his prioritized areas of work as President. They are: a permanent Electoral Council, picking the next head of the PNH, a Constitutional Court, and board of the Central Bank.
Senator Steven Benoit is on a mission to stop First Lady Sophia Saint Remy Martelly from running for a Senate seat in Hiati. He was present at the Departmental Electoral Office (BED) of the West this week to bring the evidence
Sophia Saint Remy Martelly registered to become a candidate for Senator of the Republic of Haiti for the West Department.
Senator Benoit accuses First Lady Sophia of possible Fraud
Senator Benoit is challenging the legality of First Lady Sophia Martelly's bid to run for Senator of West Department. Sophia, a U.S. citizen, applied for a Haitian passport in 2009. At that time dual-citizenship was not allowed according to the Constitution.
Benoit says Sophia has committed a probable act of fraud by registering for candidacy. The 2015 Electoral Law states candidates must be native-born, and can't hold dual citizenship, as in Sophia's case.
On April 17, 2015, Guy Philippe the son of a former mayor, a former Haitian police chief, has registered his nomination for contesting the August 9 election to become a Senator of the Republic. Guy Philippe (born February 29, 1968) is a Haitian politician, who led the 2004 Haitian coup d'état that ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He was a presidential candidate in the 2006 Haitian general election. Philippe was trained by US Special Forces in Ecuador in the early 1990s. He will contest under the banner of the Consortium of Political Parties, a coalition of dozens of Tèt Kale leaning political parties originated during the El Rancho Accord in 2014. He served as the Head of the Haitian National Police from 1997 to 1999. Philippe is often accused of being a death squad leader under Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, responsible for the deaths of dozens of suspected gang members as per Human Rights watch.
Haiti will never stop surprising you and the reinstatement of Mr. Simon Dieuseul Desras as Senator of the Republic of Haiti is just another one.
The Haitian Senator was dismissed in January 2015 with nine other senators when their term expired. However on February 10, a Haitian court overturned his dismissal
He is expected to return to his function as President of the Senate immediately
Upon being reinstated to the post of Senate President, Senator Simon Dieuseul Desras took the time to comment on certain happenings in the country, which the senate, though now with 11 members, will be powerless to change other than through voicing its opinion. In that vein, Senator Desras started talking about the multiple strikes and demonstrations taking place across the country. There is the protesting of students of agronomy at the Ministry of Agriculture, the issue of the new gas and diesel prices, and the continued delay in elections.
The Haitian Prime Minister has not made it official. In fact, he did announce that he was not interested in becoming president. However, many people still believe that he will run in the next presidential election in Haiti.
So far, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has been visiting several regions in the country and he often receives warm welcome. He is likely to be one of the biggest challenges for the opposition and as a result, he has been the main focus.
So what do you think?
Do you think Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe should run in the next presidential election in Haiti?
One thing that some people see already as a potential barrier for the Prime Minister is to acquire his discharge. This is something that is required in Haitian law. However, there is only one major problem for the Prime Minister. It has to be given by the Haitian Senate
This is something to think about