Some of the closest political parties to president Michel Martelly and the PHTK party have one thing in common and are not willing to negotiate. It is June 14 which is just three days away. The group headed by former Prime Minister Evans Paul started a mobilization on Friday to demand the departure of President Jocelerme Privert by June 14. Evans Paul is in charge of the operation called: "Depoze Privert"
The new political structure is comprised of an interim management board with former Prime Minister Evans Paul
They think that President Privert is trying to remain in power without legitimacy. As a result, a street demonstration is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14 which is the date the mandate of President Privert is expired.
We have learned that there is a high possibility that one candidate could represent the G8 in the next presidential election in Haiti. I know what the next question is and I will answer it immediately. No, Moise Jean-Charles will not fall for something like this and would run under the banner "Pitit Dessalin". the group is currently working on the plan if thy manage to have a consensus on one candidate, it will likely be Jude Celestin.
Wouldn't this be interesting if we could have a race with Jude Celestin, Moise Jean-Charles, Maryse Narcisse and Jovenel Moise?
We don't know how many members of the G8 will participate in the next presidential election in scheduled for October 9; however, we know for sure that Steven Benoit will not. he has made it official that he will not be a candidate in the next presidential elections in Haiti. According to Steven, he will give its full support to the candidate that the G-8 will designate. As you may remember, Senator Steven Benoit who ran in the previous presidential election under Platform Konviksyon was place on 8th position. He is a member of the G8.
So far we know one of the 8 candidates in the G8 will participate in the next presidential election in Haiti.
Gérald Germain who is the campaign manager of candidate Jude Célestin said that said its candidate will confirm his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election remake scheduled for October 9, 2016. According to the member of the political party LAPEH, this has always been the objective of his candidate which is the organization of credible, democratic and inclusive elections.
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As you may remember, Me Roosevelt Zamor who is the Government Commissioner at the Court of First Instance of Jérémie had invited Mr. Philippe on may 24 to come in order to answer some questions as his name was cited in the attack perpetrated at the Police Station in Cayes. However lawyers for Guy Philippe has asked an extension for two weeks to prepare for the court invitation. The request was granted and the new date was set for June 7, 2016
However, Guy Philippe was nowhere to be seen on Tuesday, June 7. His attorney, quoting Article 237 of the 2015 electoral decree argued that his client did not have to be present: " No citizen, whose candidacy for elective office was approved by the Provisional Electoral Council, can subject to deprivation of liberty measures only pursuant to a final judgment, except in cases of flagrante delicto."
The EU has finally reacted to the Verification Commission findings and the changes in the electoral calendars in Haiti. According to a statement released: "The announcement by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Haiti, of the new timetable for legislative and presidential elections implies the cancellation of the first round of presidential elections of October 2015." "This announcement and its consequences go against the findings of the Electoral Observation Mission of the European Union deployed at the invitation of the Haitian authorities in July 2015." As a result, the mission considers the conditions not appropriate to continue with their mission in Haiti.
How many of you accidentally took a bite of cloves in eating some diri ak pwa and scream because it tasted so bad?Cloves or Jirof is one of the most commonly use spices in Haitian diet. It is often used for flavor when making some popular Haitian dishes such as diri ak djon djon, mayi moulen, griyo (for some), Kremas, etc.
It is said to be good for your kidney, spleen and stomach meridians. It can be used to treat hiccup and to fortify the kidney yang. Cloves is used in formulas for impotence or to clear vaginal discharge from yang deficiency, for morning sickness, vomiting and diarrhea. Cloves may be used for hypotonic muscles, including for multiple sclerosis.
At a local Democratic meeting that took place last Monday night, Miami Herald reported that someone who was present, Gwen Margolis belittled three of her opponents by referring to them as "Haitians" and dismissed two others as "some teacher and some lawyer" . Margolis referred to her Haitian-American competitors such as businessman Anis Blémur, former state Rep. Phillip Brutus and state Rep. Daphne Campbell as "Haitians". She later added: "I have unlimited funds, and I'm going to spend every penny, and I'm not going to lose to those three Haitians or some teacher or lawyer."
State Senator Gwen Margolis who is the longest-serving sitting lawmaker in the Florida Senate is running for Miami-Dade district that runs from Miami Beach to Aventura.
Kenneth Merten, the Special Coordinator for Haiti at the State Department made his opinion known aw he was being questioned on the Voice of America. In regard to the the findings of the Commission (CIEVE) and possible election revamping, he declared: "We have always said we are concerned that the work of this Commission make more complicated and longer the electoral process. But if the people of Haiti is comfortable with the work of this Commission that not bother us". In regard to actual funding of the election, the Special Coordinator stated that his country has not yet made a decision.
Election all over again in Haiti. On Monday, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced the electoral timetable to finally put an end to the current cycle of election in Haiti. Here is what it will look like:
Launch of the electoral process to take place between 6 and 15 of June 2016
October 9, 2016 - Voting day number 1:
- 1st round of the Presidential election
- 2nd round of Legislative Complementary
- 1st round for 1/3 Senate
October 20 and 21, 2016: Preliminary results of the Presidential election and 1st round 1/3 of the Senate.
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