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Senator Andris Riche proposed change in the Provisional Electoral Council

On Wednesday, the dialogue between the Executive and the Senate failed, which made President Martelly, through a request from the Senate President, Senator Simon Dieuseul Desras, grant an ultimate and small delay to the Senators. The Senate president is trying again to convince the opposition senator members of G6, Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aîmé (NorthEast), FranckyExius (South), Jean-Charles Moïse (North), WestnerPolycarpe (North), Jean William Jeanty (Nippes) and John Joël Joseph (West),aboutvice-president of the Senate, Senator Andris Riché's, proposal. The proposal had been presented before the house on Tuesday and was supported by majority of the senators.

In his presentation, Senator Andris Riché had proposed a change of two members in the Provisional Electoral Council--a representative of the Parliament and one of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ). He also suggested the maintenance of Me Néhémy Joseph (Senate) and Léopold Berlanger (CSPJ) in the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP).

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El Rancho Agreement not Popular with Parliament

The Inter-Haitian dialogue is being stalled by political infighting. An accord called the El Rancho Agreement (ERA) was supposed to be signed by Parliament within ten days. At issue are two articles of the ERA, Articles 12 and 13. Article 12 concerns amendment of the Electoral Act. Parliament claims Article 12 runs contrary to the spirit of Haitian law and its Constitution. They also claim signers have no legitimate authority to approve Article 12. Beyond the ten-day period, Parliament is relieved of its obligation to sign Article 12.

Article 13 of the ERA stipulates ". . . the Monitoring Committee had no binding power to force actors to respect their commitments . . ." Commission members are calling on Parliament to honor their commitment and sign the ERA. To further entangle the process, First Secretary of the Office of the Senate, Senator Benoit, has tendered his resignation to make a political statement. To sum it all up, Parliament made commitments written into the ERA, but now refuses to legitimize those commitments.

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Atik 12 El Rancho pa ka aplike, Problem sou Problem

Meznmi, ki lè problem ap fini nan payi sa? Me konyè-a mwen tande ke Prezidan Martelly pa ka mete an aplikasyon atik 12 nan Accord ki te fet nan El Rancho Hotel la.

Mwen fini pa ouè ke dlo pran acord sa oui.

Gouvenman-an te panse li te kapab bay Sena sa yon kout pwin anba tivant lè ke yo mete ke si Sena-a pa ratifye El Rancho accord a nan 10 jou, yappe passe yon vitess sipeyè et organize eleksyon an kan minm.

Denye infomasyon ki tombe et dapre parol ke bon jan sous bay, yon sel facon pou yo aplike atik 12 sa se pou tout pati yo ki te signin mete yo dakor. Si yon nan pati yo ki te sinyin Acor El Rancho pa dakor, yo pa ka mete Atik 12 la an aplikasyon.Se sa yon sous pre the group Episcopal Conference avek Professè Rosny Desroches di

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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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Did Haitian parliament negotiate out its relevance in new accord?

I guess anything can be negotiated. According to the new accord reached at El Rancho Hotel in Port-au-Prince on March 14, 2014, The Haitian Parliament, including the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies have exactly 10 Days to vote or amend the Electoral law. Now, knowing what we know about our beloved Haitian parliament, how likely is that to happen?

This is a new way to govern in Haiti, by accord.

Mezanmi, ki sa nou panse de sa? Eske se yon bon bagay pou accor-a bay Paleman seleman 10 jours pou yo passe Lwa, pandan ke nou konnin sa pap janm fet?

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Elections in Haiti likely in October 26, 2014

Who said we can't do anything? It seems like whe we really want to do something, it will happen. I would like to add with the desire of the International community. That is the case with agreement just signed at Hotel El Rancho.

On Friday March 14, 2014 at El Rancho, Cardinal Chibly Langlois informed informed the public that an agreement has been reached between President Michel Martelly, Senator Steven Benoit and representatives of political parties. Senator Benoit was mandated by the President of the Senate

Here is in brief what the new agreement consists of:

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Hotel El Rancho and Hotel Villa Creole in Petion-Ville merge

Pierre-Marie Boisson, on April 16th, 2013, happily announced the merger of Hotel Villa Creole and Hotel El Rancho. Together, these two hotels have a real estate property of 5 acres of land. Boisson mentioned that in Petion-Ville's living memory, this merger represents the largest transaction in real estate. Boisson is the financial adviser of Sogebank. Sogebank in turn is the adviser of real estate and financial company, FIS.

With this merger of El Rancho and Villa Creole, the shareholders of Villa Creole become El Rancho's shareholders. Of the total of 140 shareholders, the majority of the shares are held by Reginald Boulos followed by descendants of Sogebank, Silvera and bank employees. The renovation work for El Rancho is projected for completion by 2013 end of summer. El Rancho will have 13 apartments and 73 rooms and will have 86 housing units. Villa Creole will add another 40 rooms to this and will also go through some renovation work because of the damages caused by earthquake of 2013. During the Phase 2 of development, El Rancho will have another 50 rooms.

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Petion-ville A Suburb, Commune And Wealthy Place In Haiti

Pétion-ville is a suburb in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. It is situated on the Massif de la Selle northern hills, east of the city. In 1770-1818 it got its name after the President and General of Haiti, Alexandre Sabès Pétion. He was one of the four founding fathers of Haiti.

Wealthiest Place In Haiti

With a population of 342,694 as per 2009 census, Petion-ville is a well known residential area. It is the metropolitan area of the city, is affluent and well known for tourist activities.

Residents in Petion-ville include business people, foreign businessmen and diplomats. As compared to Port-au-Prince and other major Haitian cities, Petion-ville has more security. Buzzing with business this area has an active night life and is more peaceful.

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