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New political opposition coalition "Democratic Entente" (ED)

New political opposition coalition

The new political opposition coalition "Democratic Entente" headed by Evans Paul.

Entente Democratic (ED), or Democratic Agreement, a platform has been formed by the former president Martelly's PHTK party and its allies as a general mobilization force with a single objective of overthrowing Provisional President Jocelerme Privert from power. Some of the participants of this political coalition include: the KID, the PHTK, the National Consortium of political Parties Haitians, "Repon Peyizan" of "Platfom Viktwa", the National Bloc Right Centre, MONHA. They have given reference of Article (149-1) which says the acting President may in no case, be a candidate in the next Presidential election, and as per Article 134-3, the President of the Republic may not be re-elected. He may serve an additional term only after an interval of five (5) years. Thus, Privert cannot any more continue or re-elect as the Haitian President. Evans Paul, the former prime minister, as the head of the platform has announced, continuation of Privert as the Interim President without any title or quality is against the law of the country and is a matter of a criminal offence. The three branches of government, such as, Executive, Legislative and Judiciary, should meet immediately to bring back the country onto the rail of the constitution.

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Andre Michel wants PHTK disqualified, listed as terrorist organization

Andre Michel wants PHTK disqualified, listed as terrorist organization

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.

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Nap Manje bannan nan sou tout form, Bouyi, Peze, Papita

Nap Manje bannan nan sou tout form, Bouyi, Peze, Papita

Ghis is a classic case where innocently you can get into trouble in Haiti. During the ceremony on May 18 in the city of Arcahaie. Father Julien who was the mater of ceremony was attempting to promote Plantain which is a major product from the region announced that people need to eat plan tain in all types of ways "Nap Manje bannan nan sou tout form, Bouyi, Peze, Papita.." However, the message did not com out as intended. Instead it looked like the Catholic pries was trying to promote the candidacy of Jovenel Moise who has identified himself as the Plantain man

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Edgard Leblanc Fils, former coordinator of the OPL

Edgard Leblanc Fils, former coordinator of the OPL

Here is a picture of Edgard Leblanc Fils, former coordinator of the OPL.

Out of the 13 candidates who vied to become the next interim president, late on Friday 12, 2016, the list was shortened by a bicameral commission in parliament to '3'-- (i) Senator Dejean Bélizaire, former head of the National Assembly; (ii) Senate President Edgard Fils Leblanc and; (iii) Senate chief Jocelerme Privert. At least nine of the candidates had deposited the required filing fees ($8,414) for this 120 day temporary job. The money deposited was intended to be transferred to the State University of Haiti account. However, the members OPL (Struggling People's Organization) of which Edgard Leblanc Fils is a former coordinator, was divided over the candidacy of Edgard Leblanc Fils. They did not support his candidacy as they are equally opposed to the Privert's candidacy and his following success. The OPL Coordinator Sauveur Pierre Etienne has said that starting with a separation of powers, a lot of principles have been violated by this accord. Privert had played a leading role in making the accord and he is now taking benefit from it.

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Maryse Narcisse, Mildred Trouillot Aristide at Jocelerme Privert's investiture

Maryse Narcisse, Mildred Trouillot Aristide at Jocelerme Privert's investiture

Maryse Narcisse, Mildred Trouillot Aristide at Jocelerme Privert's investiture.

The inauguration ceremony of former Senator Jocelerme Privert as the Provisional President at the National Palace on February 14, 2016 was attended by many personalities from the political and diplomatic worlds. Many noted business personalities and political allies like Jean Charles Moise, Mathias Pierre, US Ambassador Peter F. Mulrean, head of the PNH, and some hardcore oppositions of Martelly like Dr. (Mrs.) Maryse Narcisse (presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas) and former First Lady Mildred Trouillot Aristide (wife of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a rare political appearance) were seen among the witness of Privert's investiture. Prime Minister Evans Paul was seen among the attendees, watching as an onlooker in a marginalized manner. Could this be a message to the Martelly aids that they have no place in the Privert's administration? Privert will pick Haiti's next Prime Minister, in consultation with the Speakers of the House and Senate.

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Mambo Euvonie Georges Auguste and Jean-Henry Ceant

Mambo Euvonie Georges Auguste and Jean-Henry Ceant

Here is a picture of Mambo Euvonie Georges Auguste and Jean-Henry Céant

On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the Executive members of the Commission of Electoral Evaluation have appointed Euvonie Georges Auguste as a member of 'Commission of Electoral Evaluation' created by the President and Evans administration. However, the political platform ' Renmen Ayiti' to which she belongs has denounced this appointment and has asked Mambo Euvonie, to renounce her participation in the commission, as the formation of this Commission is contrary to the request of the G8 group which called for an independent commission of inquiry and a transitional government, to properly investigate the fraud allegations of the October election and to hold new and fair elections. Jean Henry Ceant was a member of the G8 and the presidential candidate in the last election under ' Renmen Ayiti' banner.

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Haiti Police Chief Godson Orelus rewarded by PHTK

Haiti Police Chief Godson Orelus rewarded by PHTK

Here is a picture of Haiti Police Chief Godson Orelus proudly wearing his pink in support of the current government PKTH of Michel Martelly

Haitian Police Chief, Godson Orelus, has had his commission extended for three more years by presidential decree, since Haiti won't have a sitting parliament until 2016.

Orelus has hired 100-plus officers with known ties to Martelly, with more than a third of them lacking police academy training.

The police have allowed violent behavior to predominate at August's parliamentary elections to discourage balloting at the polls. In other instances they have used excessive force against peaceful protestors.

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Anne Valerie Milfort , the head of PHTK party

Anne Valerie Milfort , the head of PHTK party

Here is a picture of Anne Valerie Milfort , the person leadingthe PHTK political party in Haiti

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US revoked visa for Lawyer Andre Michel

US revoked visa for Lawyer Andre Michel

This is Haitian Lawyer and politician Andre Michel, following the decision of the US to revoke his visa

Attorney Andre Michel verifies U.S. Visa canceled

Activist attorney, Andre Michel, has had his U.S. visa invalidated by the U.S. Embassy. Andre, who wants to run as a Jistis (39) candidate for the presidency, does not understand the reason for the cancellation.

The embassy would give no information because immigration law requires confidentiality. Another embassy spokesperson though shared visas are rescinded if eligibility requirements are not adhered to.

Andre can reapply for a visa and wants U.S. citizens to know ". . . he is not a threat."

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Edmonde Supplice Beauzile Running For The Presidency Of Haiti

Edmonde Supplice Beauzile Running For The Presidency Of Haiti

As per a report dated March 30, 2015, the former Senator Edmonde Supplice Beauzile and the President of the Fusion of Social Democrats has expressed her willingness to represent her party in the next presidential elections and has announced her candidacy for the nomination of Fusion. The list of other candidates from Fusion des Socio-démocrates will be decided during its 10th anniversary celebration between April 22 and 25 or during a conference scheduled to be held in May 11 to 20, 2015. She has welcomed the progressive efforts made by the electoral council, especially in reevaluating the Departmental and Communal Electoral Offices (BEDs and BECs). She has demanded some changes at the BED of the Centre Department, who are responsible to organize, manage and monitor the electoral process and to solve procedural challenges presented by political parties in a timely manner.

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