Haiti: Strike Two! 16 0f 30 Senators Oppose Prezy Martelly’s Second PM Nominee

Posted on July 9, 2011


When a combination of the US, UN, and OAS selected Sweet Mickey Martelly as Haiti’s president, it probably didn’t dawn on him that he was going into office without a mandate and, therefore, no legitimacy.  It’s about time for Hillary to fly to Port-au-Prince to fix the mess.  No prime minister means no government.  On the other hand, this could be a plus in the eyes of the US.
Stay tuned!
Published on Saturday, 09 July 2011 11:34
Written by Orlando Aurelien

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – At least sixteen out of 30 Senators adopted on Friday, a resolution rejecting in advance the candidacy of Me Bernard Gousse as prime minister and asking President Michel Martelly to appoint a new prime minister.

Submitted to the President of the Senate, Rudolph Joazile, which was in turn forward it to the Head of State, the resolution of the Parliamentary Group for the Renewal (GPR) practically kills any chances of Me Bernard Gousse to be the next prime minister.

The Senator Joazile confirmed to have received the correspondence of his colleagues described and hope to inform Me Gousse if he still wants to submit his document to the parliament for evaluation.

“The prime minister-designate is politically dead, and when a person dies, you have no other choice but to bury him,” shouted Jean-Charles Moses, the Northern senator elected on the banner of INITE, the platform of former President Rene Preval.

“The chances of Mr. Gousse to succeed in parliament are zero,” said the head of the parliamentary group, Senator Joseph Lambert and asked the president to reconsider his decision by appointing a new prime minister.

In their “political solution”, the 16 members of the Grand Corps, which should be joined by other parliamentarians criticize Bernard Gousse of his alleged involvement , as former minister of justice, in “repression, arbitrary arrests and killings in the neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince “during the transition that followed in 2004, the fall of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

The rejection of the appointment of Bernard Gousse is the second to Michel Martelly political blow inflicted by the Parliament and a further manifestation of its inability to form the first government of his five-year, two months after coming to power in a post-earthquake extreme emergency and essential national priorities.

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