The Haitian president has not been satisfied with the performance of the Haiti legislators since he came into power. On his second attempt to have a Prime Minister to run his government, several senator went public to voice their position against the choice.
There has been a rumor that the haitian President might attempt the dissolution of the Haitian Parliament if his Prime Minister nominee Bernard Gousse is not approved by thew senat
Here are some of the elected Haiti Elected parliamentaries picking-Up their Certificate at the CEP
The results of the first round presidential elections held on October 25, 2015, were published by the CEP on November 5, 2015. As per the CEP's announcement, the first four candidates were: Jovenel Moise, the government backed candidate from Haitian Tèt Kale Party, 511,992 or 32.8% votes, followed by Jude Celestin (LAPEH) 394,390 or 25.2% votes, Jean-Charles (Pitit Dessalines) 222,646 or 14.27% votes, and Dr. (Mrs.) Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas) 108,844 or 7.05% votes. However, as per the electoral mandates, since none of the candidates could reach the 50% plus vote benchmark, or a lead over 25% votes as per Haitian Constitution and Electoral Decree, a second run-off was scheduled on December 25, 2015. Although, the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) expressed its satisfaction, because the published results were consistent with their observation during the election process, neither the losing candidates nor the Haitian population was happy with the published results. Jude Celestin condemned the published result as, a ridiculous farce staged by the government; in no way it reflects the vote of the people. Amid mass violent protests and threats of withdrawal by the presidential candidates from the final run-off, the CEP has kept rescheduling the final runoff dates. And it is still undecided.
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 a picture of Ronald lareche, Second senator of Nord Est.
In a proactive move the OAS/EOM will send a report to the CEP, outlining measures the CEP should take under advisement for the run-off. In particular, the recommendations focus on party monitors, who need clear instructions on what their roles are, and how they will be expected to proceed at the polling stations.
Twelve senators were elected on October 25th. Jean Senatus and Youri Latortue are expected to be added to the list, pending electoral confirmation.
The Senator of KONBA, of Nippes, in the Sud-Ouest part of Haiti, William Jeanty, is the president of the commission that has for duties to review the document that Prime minister nominee, Bernard Gousse intends to submit this week.
He deplored the image that the Haitian government managed to send to the international community in creating a new government.
Senator William Jeanty, was not in favor of Mr. jean max Bellerive who was one of the three final candidate for the position. He stated to the media that if Michel martelly had selected Bellerive, it would mark a continuity of the previous administration policies
Here is the Palais legislatif in Haiti that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. This building was the official place for the Senators and Deputees to conduct the business of the country.
A temporary place was constructed recently to allow the Senate and the Deputees elected with a plan to built a permanent one in the future
The minister of justice in Haiti, Mr. Paul Denis, is one unsatisfied customer with the Senate Committee responsible to inquiry on corruption and electoral fraud.
He believes the practices used by the Committee, for which Senator Youri Latortue is in charge is not a real committee looking to inquire about the process. According to Paul Denis, the Senate Committee is involved in political propaganda
President Michel Martelly reassure the Haitian population that his candidate for the post of Prime Minister, Bernard Gousse will be confirmed by the Haitian Senate. Out of a total of 30 Haitian Senators, the president stated that he has nearly 18 Senators are prepared to ratify Mr. Bernard Gousse as Prime Minister.
This is contrary to a resolution signed by 16 Haitian Senators where all sixteen of them rejected the designation of Mr. Bernard Gousse as Prime Minister
This picture represents the surprise the haitian population received when the Provisional Electoral Commission, CEP announced the results of the election for the Haitian legislature.
UNITE candidate placed on third position in the preliminary result became the winner of the election misteriously