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Ronald Lareche elected Senate president

In a meeting at the Haitian Senate on July 20, 2016, former Vice President Ronald Lareche was elevated to the top position. He is now the President of the Haitian Senate. Here is the composition of the Senate:

Ronald Lareche, President
Steven Benoit as Vice President
Francois Lucas Sainvil remaining first secretary
Jean-Marie Salomon, second secretary

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National Assembly cancelled after two roll calls

The act continues in Haiti for a National assembly. The national Assembly once again could not take place due to a lack of quorum. After two roll calls, the assembly was 4 deputies short for a quorum. The National Assembly is once again cancelled. We were able to count a total of 17 senators and 55 deputies present.

The session once again returned "continuation", according to the President of the National Assembly, Cholzer Chancy. No new date has been reserved for a new National Assembly.

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New date for a National Assembly, Thursday July 14, 2016

If you try and you don't succeed, try again. Once again, a new date has been selected for the National Assembly to decide on the future of Provisional President Jocelerme Privert. The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2016 which will be exactly one month after the mandate of President Privert expired. This is according to the Vice-President of the National Assembly, Ronald Lareche. The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Cholzer Chancy, for his part said that there were major progress with various issues in term of political accord in the Parliament. Deputy Chancy insisted that before the National Assembly meet again, the lawmakers must find an accord as to whether or not they will keep Jocelerme Privert to continue to head the government or if they will replace him.

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National Assembly on continuity status as no decision reached

The National Assembly in Haiti had an all night session last night and as usual, nothing was accomplished. The session finally ended on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 around 4:00AM. The Senators and Deputies were unable to to find an understanding to resolve their current difference. To be more direct, The government was unable to satisfy the demand of some Senators and Deputies to get their votes.

We were informed that a shake-up was required at the level of the ministerial cabinet to solve the current impasse. According to some members interviewed, Senator You Latortue and two others wants to have to more people appointed to ministerial positions before they allow a vote in favor of Jocelerme Privert

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June 28, the new date for National Assembly to decide on Privert

A new date has been set aside by Haiti National Assembly to decide on the fate and future of President Jocelerme Privert. The date is Tuesday, June 28, 2016. After several days of negotiation the Haitian lawmakers have finally decide to hold the National Assembly in an attempt to solve the current crisis. We did receive confirmation from the first secretary of the Chamber of Deputies that it will in fact take place. One more important question that is probably on the mind of most people: will it actually take place? Will the actors for a change act like responsible people?

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General Panic as Haitian Parliament hit with stones and bottles

The session that was supposed to take place at the Haitian parliament to determine the future of the provisional president Jocelerme Privert once again did not take place and once again the political crisis continues. Although the politic of "empty chair" continues with some, the pro Privert crowd who were protesting in the streets yesterday did not make things any easier at the Haitian Parliament. Some protesters attempted to penetrate into the institution, forcing both employees and parliamentarians to ran for shelter. These protesters threw stones and bottles towards the parliament building before the police later resumed control of the situation

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Jocelerme Privert, Message to the Nation at the end of Mandate

For those people who think that Jocelerme Privert is no longer president of Haiti, this message will not be well received. The President of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert, has spoken and it is to remind everyone that stability continues at the level of the executive government. He spoke about the note signed by both Mr. Cholzer Chancy, President of the Chamber of Deputies and Ronald Lareche, Vice-President of the Senate that has created confusion for the public is not the appropriate answer to the current problem. The government is functional. his mandate is to organize elections in Haiti.

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Who is now in charge of Haiti: Privert?, Parliament? Enex? only god knows

The National assembly scheduled for June 14 to decide on the future of the Jocelerme Privert did not take place. Only about 30 Senators and Deputies were present yesterday afternoon. We now have a unique situation in Haiti where nobody knows who is really in charge. Is it the National assembly that is unable to hold a meeting? Is it Jocelerme Privert who's term expired on June 14? is it Vice President Enex Jean-Charles?

The Haitian Parliament has declared now they are in charge of the country. In a note issued on June 14, 2016 by both Mr. Cholzer Chancy, President of the Chamber of Deputies and Ronald Lareche, Vice-President of the Senate, The Haitian Parliament wants to inform the nation that this 14th of June, 2016 brought the end of the 120 days of the mendate for the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert. As a rtesult, the Haitian Parliament is engaged in working with the other powers to find a solution.

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Laurent Lamothe, Evans Paul, 13 Ministers hit with travel ban

There is an effort to clean the house and it seems that no one is protected. At least 13 former Ministers have been prohibited from leaving the country. From Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to Evans Paul and to over a douzen former ministers under the government of Michel Martelly, they all have to answer to the court before they can leave Haiti.

Here is the list of former Minister banned:
- Jean François Thomas, Former Environment Minister
- Jacques Rousseau, Minister of Public Works
- Stephanie Balmyr Vildrouin, Ministry of Tourism
- Florence Duperval Guillaume, Minister of Public Health
- Olicier Pieriche, Ministry of Haitians Living the abroad,
- Lener Renaud, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence
- Yverose Morquette, Women condition
- Jude Hervé Day Trade
- Ariel Henry, ministries of Interior and social Affairs,
- Pierre Richard Casimir of Foreign Affairs and justice
- Rothchild Francis Junior communication.

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Haiti Parliament Building Destruction

The ceremony for laying the first stone of the Haitian Parliament Building destroyed in the 2010 earthquake was attended by then Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in the presence of other Haitian government officials and diplomats. It is a more than 3-year old news story (dated January 3, 2013). A Dominican firm 'Constructora Hadom' was awarded a contract valuing $33.7 million to reconstruct it and as per Prime Minister Lamothe's statement, "it would provide the country with modern public buildings to strengthen republican institutions and to improve the image of the state." Later, it was learned that, then President Martelly received a kick-back of $2.6 million from a Dominican Senator named Félix Ramon Bautista for awarding three separate government contracts valuing $343.32 million to three different companies belonging to Bautista. Bautista owns a 98% stake in Constructora Hadom. A recent spot investigation made by UCLPB concludes that it was a total waste of money as nothing has been done for the amount disbursed so far. Another project, a temporary reconstruction of the Haitian Parliament Building (started in November 2011), a high-profile $1.9 million USAID project, also moved at a snail pace.

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