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Privert's agendas: Verification Commission and National Dialogue

Daly Valet came out to explain to the public where the government is heading. According the Special Adviser to President Jocelerme Privert, the government has two main objectives. On the one hand, the government wants to open a dialogue with the various political actors and various sectors of civil society for the implementation of the Verification Commission. On the other hand, the government is looking for a national dialogue, with at goal to establish a sustainable social pact of political stability and economic development for Haiti.

What do you think?

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Haiti Elections Likely In October 26, 2014 As Agreement Signed

After more than one month of long tense dialogue among Martelly administration and the representatives of different political parties in Haiti, a consensus has reached to held election from October 26, 2014. The concerned parties to the discussion have signed an agreement to this effect with some modifications to the original text. Senator Steven Benoit authorized by the President of the Senate signed on his behalf because he was absent due to travelling to Europe. Cardinal Chibly Langlois who was engaged as the mediator in the discussion from the beginning has informed President Michel Martelly of the whole process.

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Institutional dialogue between Parliament and Executive

24-Hour Countdown to Agreement to End Feuding between Executive and Legislative Branches

The Haitian government has been trying to resolve its internecine conflicts and the pressure is on to sign a political agreement within the next 24 hours. Bishop Aris verified that Phase II of the Inter-Haitian dialogue had begun, and the participants had 24 hours to come to an agreement that would restore stability to the government.

Senator Desras does not feel Parliament has been given enough say-so during the proceedings. He says that even though Parliament is a primary player in Phase II, it was not given a big enough role during Phase I, as it ". . . should have been mentioned as a witness." Desras also says it is best the political agreement be signed once all conflicts have been resolved with the Executive Branch. He anticipates President Martelly will be one of the signatories to the agreement. He adds the signature of President Martelly is just a formality, although an important one, that it ". . . is not his signature but its implementation . . ."

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Phase II of Inter-Haitian dialogue at El Rancho

The Episcopal Conference of Haiti (CEH) facilitated Phase II of the Inter-Haitian dialogue when President Martelly met with 23 delegates from 48 political parties in mid-February. The discussions revolved around disbanding the Transitional College of the Permanent Electoral Council (CTCEP) and settting up a Provisional Electoral Council (PEC).

Delegates are saying the second round of talks is contentious because Martelly is resistant to the idea of abolishing CTCEP and forming the PEC in its stead. Jantel Joseph of National Consortium of Pro Political Parties argues the consensus reached should not be forced on Martelly. But Bishop Aris of CEH disagrees, saying consensus should be imposed.

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Haiti dialogue under the auspices of Episcopal Conference

Haitian President, Michel Martelly, convened a meeting of the legislative and executive branches of the Haitian government to come to terms about their differences in order to improve Haiti's welfare. Haitian political parties were also included in the start of discussions on how to move the Republic of Haiti forward.

Newly appointed Haitian Cardinal, Chibly Langlois, attended the meeting as Pope Francis's envoy. It is the pontiff's mission to focus on the under-represented of Haiti, and Cardinal Langlois will advocate on behalf of them. Civil society representatives and independent observers were also on hand.

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Haiti National Dialogue has began, to what end?

This is something that has forever been in the public forum in Haiti. From Political Parties to religious, social and business sectors, many have been asking for a National Dialogue to bring all Haitians together. Now here is my question: Is this the real national dialogue we have been asking for?

Under the auspices of cardinal Chibly Langlois, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Haiti, a new attempt is taking place to finally bring all Haitians together; however there are many barriers that need to be crossed before we can actually get to a real National Dialogue.

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