Odette Roy Fombrun
Here is member of the Presidential Commission who did not expect for Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to resign as Prime Minister. In an open letter, Mrs. Odette Roy Fombrun described report that she also signed as "Mission Impossible".
Here is the content of Mrs. Odette Roy Fombrun's open letter:
I have a very heavy heart, because a great injustice has been committed this weekend and will have serious consequences for both the executive and the country.
At the analysis, I describe our report of 'Mission Impossible' with few chance of follow up. Prime Minister Lamothe, should resign only when he negotiations would have allowed to find a replacement. But voila, we just add a new institutional vacuum to that provided we wanted to avoid 12 January 2015. The country is the first victim, as many of the work undertaken by the outgoing Government are at risk of being stranded.
By signing the document of the Commission, while I had expressed serious reservations about the path taken by the majority, I was convinced that the President was going to favor the path of the inter-institutional dialogue with other powers, as we had recommended him to reach identify viable compromise with all parties. Above that, personally, I recommended him the way of wisdom and prudence by entrusting to 'a National Arbitration Commission', inspired by Article 289 of the Constitution, therefore representative of all sectors of the nation, the task of deciding on the best way to go about the elections, the CEP, Governance, amendments, the Constitution. A single constraint: no extension or renewal of the mandate of the President, which hand over power on February 7, 2016. The work of the Arbitration Commission should lead us to democratic elections, as expected.
I was convinced that this was the best way to follow to hope to find a solution to of the crisis, avoid the institutional vacuum while ensuring the continuity of the State and prevent further clashes in the country.
Today we can only pray and hope with all our heart not to have to do unfortunate findings, namely, for whom sounded the death knell December 14, 2014."
Here is a picture of the Consultative commission put in place by President Michel Martelly. They are probably the last hope before the country falls into total KO
Here are the names:
This commission consists of the following members:
Gérard Gourgues, Patrick Aris, Evans Paul, Chavannes Jeune, Paul Loulou Chéry, Odette Roy Fombrun, Gabriel Fortuné, Réginald Boulos, Rony Mondestin, Charles Suffra and Ogé Beauvoir
Haiti President Martelly's discussions with political and social factions have proved fruitless to break a deadlock to ease political tensions and persuade six opposition senators to pass an amendment to an electoral law. Because the legislators refuse to fill a quorum of the required 16 needed to hold a session to pass legislation, no elections can be held. By January 12th of next year only 10 senators will be left, effectively shutting down Parliament. It is possible Martelly could rule by Presidential decree, unless he decides to extend the term of Parliament.
Despite the threat of a Martelly dictatorship, extremists won't negotiate with him. Their strategy is to build a nation-wide protest movement to force him out of office. In Gonaïves pro-government demonstrators ordered the opposition-six senators to pass the amended electoral law so elections can quickly be held to avoid a constitutional crisis.
Here is a list of the people that forms the Commission Consultative created by President Michel Martelly on November 28, 2014.
The government of Michel Martelly has taken a bold decision to try to resolve the current crisis in Haiti. He formed a Commission Consultative with the objective to collect the results of all the meetings with various sectors of the population and make a recommendation to the president based on the results of these meetings.
Here is the list of people included in this Commission:
Msr Patrick Harris
Pastor Jean Chavannes Jeune
Paul Loulou Chery
Odette Roy Fombrun
President Martelly called these people credible honest that the Haitian society trusts. The Commission Consultative will help the government to make a decision that he believes will be better for Haiti and will allow to find a situation to be crisis
The commission will have a total of 8 days to make their recommendation to the executive branch