Electoral court to take on Laurent Lamothe candidacy
Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe as well as the general public will not have to wait too long to see whether or not his candidacy for the presidency is serious. BED Ouest does not want to waist any time. The Secretary-Tresurer of BED West, Luther Eugène, just announced that the hearing for those challenging the candidacy of Laurent Lamothe will begin Monday, May 25, 2015.
It was the responsibility of the Haitian Parliament to decide whether the submission of discharge certificate issued by the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) is mandatory to allow former ministers to compete in elections. However, the former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, one important presumptive candidate for the presidential contest, could not provide that because of a defunct parliament. That could not stop the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to decide unilaterally, barring him contesting the presidential election when they received the petition filed by Jean Nazaire Thidé, Coordinator of the party of radical opposition "JISTIS", challenging Lamothe's candidacy. A part of the common citizen believes this act of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) is usurping. It is neither the right of President Michel Martelly, the Superior Court of Auditors or the electoral council to give an up or down vote on "discharge certificates". The Haitian people should be allowed to decide on the issue of discharges via their votes, on the election day.
What do you think the result will be?
Will Prime Minister Lamothe "Pran Kanet"?