Haiti – Politics: February 7, a day like some other or not?
Some opposition events have known as demonstrations this Monday, February 7, to demand the resignation of President Préval. The query is whether or not folks will comply with this name for mobilization.
“Solely a legitimately elected president can exchange the president on the finish of his time period,” René Préval declared on the event of the independence celebrations in Haiti. To keep away from a “vacuum” in energy, President Préval had a regulation vote final spring by each Chambers (Deputies and Senators), which permits him to stay in energy till Could 14, the date similar to the 5 years of his official inauguration.
There are two potential interpretations of the Haitian Structure, one article particularly says that February 7 is the date of switch of energy and one other article says that the president’s time period is 5 years. It’s on the idea of this final article that the federal government accepted this regulation challenged by each opposition events as a part of the inhabitants.
Right now, the Haitian opposition calls for the strict utility of the Structure [Article 149]In different phrases, the departure of René Préval, on Monday, February 7, and the formation of a transitional authorities. However this different takes time, a time that many Haitians imagine they now not have.
Article 149: Within the occasion of the emptiness of the Presidency of the Republic for any purpose, the President of the Courtroom of Cassation of the Republic or in his absence, the Vice President of this Courtroom or within the absence of the latter, the older decide, and so forth. So as of seniority, he’s quickly invested with the features of President of the Republic by the Nationwide Meeting duly convened by the Prime Minister. The voting for the election of a brand new president for an additional interval of 5 (5) years has been carried out forty-five (45) days and ninety (90) days after the opening of the emptiness, in accordance with the Structure and the Electoral Legislation .
The opposition teams Fusion, Ucadde, Alternativa, Rasanblé and Libération which have the assist of a bunch of senators and the group of 12 presidential candidates [who demand the annulment of the elections], take into account that the extension of the mandate of the Head of State is opposite to the Haitian Structure they usually announce a sequence of anti-government protests beginning right this moment.
“I doubt that the Haitian individuals are prepared to begin over with a brand new provisional authorities, a brand new Provisional Electoral Council. It should take us one other yr,” argues Pierre Espérance, director of the Nationwide Community for the Protection of Human Rights (RNDDH) in Haiti “We’ll see the response of the folks on February 7. However I imagine that regardless of the numerous irregularities and fraud registered in the course of the elections on November 28, the method should proceed so that there’s a new elected president and a brand new Parliament and this quickly “.
Even when the federal government candidate, Jude Célestin is excluded from the second spherical, this doesn’t imply that the INITE celebration will lose its political affect, warns Marcel Dorigny, historian and professor on the College of Paris eight “If the INITE celebration retains the bulk, maybe even strengthened, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, there’s a appreciable margin of blockage […] On the time of Préval’s first time period, [between the two terms of Aristide]We had additionally skilled a scenario of whole blockade, since there was no ratified authorities for a number of years. There was a authorities appointed by President Préval, however which was not ratified by the Meeting, which had all the time refused. So this authorities couldn’t govern. He may solely ship present information. That is completely catastrophic if we discover ourselves in that scenario, given the state of Haiti after the earthquake. Both we should make choices or we’d like a authorities that governs. A authorities that may generate momentum and, above all, present ensures to the worldwide group that can finance reconstruction. “
See additionally :
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-Four-haiti-politique-rene-preval-joue-les-prolongations.html (in French)
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-28-haiti-politique-match-preval-opposition1-Zero.html (in French)
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