Political parties KID and PHTK through "democratic Agreement" (EDS) filed the operation Friday, June 10 ,, demanding the provisional president Jocelerme Privert to resign the next June 14
June, 2016: Evans Paul: "Lè w pa konpoze, Ou dekonpoze, lè w finn dekonpoze yo depoze w "
As per the news report dated June 18, 2016, a new political opposition coalition "Democratic Agreement" (ED) referring Article 149-1 of the Haitian Constitution, has claimed that once the term of a Haitian President expires, he cannot continue to act as the President of Haiti any more. As per their referred Article (149-1), the acting President may in no case, be a candidate in the next Presidential election. Furthermore, 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. Former Prime Minister Evans Paul as the spokesperson of the coalition group said, the mandate of the former President Jocelerme Privert had ended on 14 June 2016; he cannot any more continue or re-elect as the Haitian President.
Here is a picture of Mr. Evans Paul as K-Plim, Kok-Kalite
He was born to a moderate family, spent a part of his childhood in Morne Rouge, the First Communal Section of the North Plain. He has studied communication and drama at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art, self-taught in Sociology and Political Science and he holds a certificate from Harvard. Evans Paul was a Professor of Civic Society and the Diplomatic Academy, an expert playwright and program host Konbit Pitit Kay on Radio Cacique between 1977 to 1980.
Evans Paul is an old media man, a good orator and onetime radical militant leader who has been transformed into a moderate politician. Paul, after his split with Aristide, became his strongest critic. His predecessor Laurent Lamothe was impeached and removed from his seat following the recommendations of a presidential commission of which Paul was a member. He was a part of the movement that toppled former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier in 1986. His relations with Duvalier soured when he was tipped as a potential successor as head of the state. In 1988, Evans was arrested under the military government of Prosper Avril; he was held in prison and tortured by the military along with other political activists.
In an interview given to Marie Lucie bonhomme on February 23, PM Evans Paul has declared war on President Jocelerme Privert.
PM Evans Paul Declares War on President Jocelerme Privert
A cold war is underway between the Prime Minister Evans Paul and the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert. The PM Evans Paul believes that the accord signed between Jocelerme Privert and former President Michel Martelly specifically mentions the responsibility of the new provisional president (Jocelerme Privert) to complete the remaining election process and that translates in to the arrangement of the final run off between Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin within the scheduled date on April 24, 2016 and install a new President on May 14, 2016. As per Evans Paul, since Privert was the principal architect of the agreement with his erstwhile capacity as the Senate Chief, he must strictly respect that agreement.
Here is a picture of the group G-8 as they meet once again. In the last November, the group G8 was formed with eight losing presidential candidates, including seven of top ten vote getters, representing 49.81% of the vote. The main demand of the group was to form an independent commission of inquiry to inquire and assess the alleged frauds affecting the integrity of the October 25th election. They also demanded a transitional government as they felt no fair election is possible under Martelly administration and the then CEP was subject to external influences. In last month (May 2016), nearly 7 months after its creation, it was leaked on the internet that G8 no longer exists as their missions have been accomplished. Martelly already departed, a transitional government has been formed and the said disputed election was put under the scanner of an independent verification commission. However, with the breaking news on dissolution, the G8 members were divided on the status of their pact. Eric Jean Baptiste of the G8, on a radio interview, denied such internet news of dissolution which was leaked by Mathias Pierre who is a political adviser of the presidential candidate Moïse Jean-Charles of G8. Moreover, he said, since Mathias Pierre is not a member of the group, he had no authority to speak about this. The group had met as usual on May 19th. However, on Sunday, May 22nd, Moïse Jean-Charles on his Facebook page confirmed the breakup. Sauveur Etienne, Coordinator of the "Organization of People in Struggle" (OPL) accused President Privert for the leak, because he believes Privert wants to go ahead with the election. Some of the political observers are of opinion that among the G8, there is no consensus. The group is full of disagreements and conflicting political interests.
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.
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.
Here is a picture of Fednel Monchéry, Coordinator of the platform "Repon peyizan"
Fednel Monchéry is the coordinator of platform 'Repon Peyizan' (Peasant Response) which was founded in 2010. The party was established to represent itself in every department of the country by the Haitian general election of 2010-11. Although they had plans to get 10 seats in the Senate, none of their candidates could win a single seat; they had to remain happy with only 3 of the 99 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. During a recent conference on December 1, 2015, the members of the platform have appreciated the role played by the CEP in the recent election and have renewed their commitment throughout the remaining election process to support Jovenel Moses of PHTK and see him as the next Haitian President on February 7th, 2016.
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."
Here is a picture of the sign for the Political Party Popular Patriotic Dessalinien Movement (MOPOD).
Recently, on March 25, 2015, the Popular Patriotic Dessalinien Movement (MOPOD), has announced two of its important nominations for the upcoming election-- Samuel Madistin & Mirlande H. Manigat. Mr.Madistin is a lawyer who has always as remained active against all human rights abuses. He has clarified his decision to join the MOPOD in a "944 word descriptive open letter". Former First Lady Manigat (between February 7, 1988 - June 20, 1988) endorsed her intention for nomination as "program and ideology of MOPOD is not about slogans, it is about real programs." MOPOD was initially a political coalition that recently, on March 26, 2015 has turned into a political party based on a shared ideology. The coalition has changed its earlier name 'the Patriotic Movement of the Democratic Opposition' but maintains the same acronym MOPOD.