PRI's Actions Against Laurent Lamothe Condemned

The actions of the members of the Parliamentarians for Institutional Strengthening (PRI) during the opening of a Parliamentary session did not sit well with officials. It can be recalled that PRI officials booed and gave out hostile remarks when Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe opened the parliamentary session. The reported reaction prevented Lamothe from doing the traditional reading of the balance sheet. PRI members reportedly made such actions because of Lamothe's failure to respond to the bloc's invitations and convocations and distribute the 2012-2013 budget.


The PRI's actions were condemned by Ralph Theano, the minister in charge of relations with Parliament. He said that the PRI members were a shame to the Parliament and their actions are a crime against the nation. Theano also defended Lamothe, saying that it was not the prime minister's fault that the budget was not yet allocated. The minister added that in other countries, parliamentarians like the PRI members will be asked to step down from their posts if they did something like that.

It is not only Ralph Theano who lamented the incident. Secretary of State for Communication Joseph Guyler Delva said the PRI's actions are what cause conflicts and instability in the government and the country. Spokesperson for the Primature Me Kedler Augustin, on the other hand, called on the parliamentarians to follow the general policy when evaluating the prime minister. He said that it would be a better way to deal with the issue because it serves the interest of democracy. He also hopes that such incident will not happen again.

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