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Who doesn't want Laurent lamothe in the Presidential race?

My children would often tell me" " dad, that is not fair" and I often respond to them that life was never fair, just deal with it. However, in the case of Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, not only he's been crying that life is not fair since the BDED has rejected his candidacy for president, but he doesn't think that he can continue to live if the decision is not changed.

Lamothe and his team has mounted a well organized public campaign to sell his side of the story. Whether it is on Radio stations, at the Royal Oasis Hotel in Port-au-Prince , in the Haitian diaspora; Lamothe, Former Minister Michel Brunache are all over the airwave, crying "abuses and injustices"

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There will be no Election without Laurent Lamothe

At least, this has been the slogan on the camp of Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe who has decided to challenge the decision of the BCED to keep him from running for President of Haiti. According to the former Prime Minister, some other candidates in the same situation got their OK, why him. The decision of the electoral judges to block him is "Political.

For the first time, Lamothe is showing his ability to fight. He has decided to go full force to gain the right to participate in the next presidential election. In a news conference, he stated that he wants to show the arbitrary nature of the electoral council.

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Anthony Mathieu Cherubin dismissed from the CEP

The public has been informed that Mr. Anthony Mathieu Chérubin is no longer a member of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP). This decision was made following an investigation that revealed several serious administrative mistakes on the part of Anthony Mathieu Chérubin. He was the Director of the Legal Affairs Section of the Provisional Electoral Council.

It is important to note that the Legal Affairs Department which Mr. Chérubin was fired from has a major responsibility and power in determining which candidates will be allowed to run in the next election at every level. Although much was not revealed as to the exact reasons for putting him at the door, you can not stop wondering if corruption was the basis for his dismissal.

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RNDDH questions the morality of 34 candidates accepted by CEP

The candidates for the upcoming elections in do not know which entity to fear the most, the CEP or RNDDH. Following the decision of the CEP to publish the list of the candidates who have been accepted to run, the National Human Rights Defense Network, known as RNDDH, made another list that has sent shock waves throughout the entire process. The RNDDH has released the names of 34 candidates who have been accepted by the CEP but with major judicial issues.

RDNP lists four candidates running for the Senate and 31 for the Deputation have been involved in major crimes ranging from assassination to abuse of trust, violence and aggression, Kidnapping, stealing, illegal possession of firearm, corruption and rape.

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Lamothe's attorney, Salim Succar plans to appeal judges' decision

The rejection of the candidacy of Laurent Lamothe for President will not be taken as a "Fait Accompli". His attorney Salim Succar plans to challenge that decision taken by Haiti electoral council every step of the way.

As you may recall, Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is among the three individuals who were disqualified by electoral judges. Beside Lamothe, the electoral judges did not accept the candidacy of Anthony Bennett and Antoine Joseph. The Former Prime Minister's team has 72 hours to challenge the judges' recommendations.


Kandidati Laurent Lamothe pran "Kanet". Avoka li Salim Succar bay defi ke desizyon konsèy elektoral Ayiti-a pran pap kampe Lamothe nan wout li. Ansyen Premye Minis Laurent Lamothe nan mitan twa moun ki te diskalifye pa jij elektoral. San konte Lamothe, jij elektoral yo pa t 'resevwa kandidati Anthony Bennett ak Antoine Joseph . Ekip Ansyen Premye Minis la a gen 72 èdtan pou pote plint kont rekòmandasyon jij yo

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Don Kato Registered His Candidacy for Senator under the Verite Banner

Once, President Michel Martelly with his anti-establishment voice made himself one of the country's most sought after musicians; he raised his voice against every government throughout his music career. However, during the second year of his Presidency in 2013, he was accused by some musicians like Don Kato from the band 'Brothers Posse'. Kato complained their group was not invited to perform at the Mardi Gras Carnival because some of their songs attack Martelly's administration.

In response, the President had said, there is no doubt that music has definite power to overthrow a government, but he is not bothered at all by the music of 'Brothers Posse', even at the slightest. A carnival is a party, not a platform to stage street protest. No artist has an inborn right to perform during a particular celebration. Selecting a group to perform was an administrative decision of an appointed committee.

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Duly Brutus Handed Resignation To Run For President Of Haiti

Duly Brutus, the Minister of Foreign Affairs has handed his letter of resignation to the Prime Minister Evans Paul, as he has decided to contest as a candidate for the Presidency in the forthcoming elections of 25 October, 2015.

Minister Brutus, recently in the last month (March 2015), had successfully led the resumption of the Joint Bilateral Commission (CMB) with the Dominican Republic to address issues of vital importance, such as, the strengthening of diplomatic relations and the development of relations between the two neighboring countries on matters relating to security, agriculture, investments and migration. He replaced his predecessor Pierre Richard Casimir on April 3, 2014. From the day of his appointment as the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has emphasized on the role of interdependence of states in a globalized world and the need of foreign capital in Haiti.

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CEP to make a fortune during the registration of candidates for Haiti Election

While the Haitian population is alarmed over the number of Political Parties already registered for the 2015 election in Haiti and the number of actual candidates likely to register at different level, the CEP is probably saying one thing: We are open for business and whoever is interested in running for something in Haiti, this is the time and we are an equal opportunity CEP who do not discriminate regardless of your race, your political affiliation, your income level or origin and your national origin.

I am not sure of the actual amount it requires to register to become a candidate at various level; however, one thing I was told is that this is not cheap. I am not certain, but doesn't it cost $500,000 Haitian gourdes to register to run as president? Running for the Senate and as a Deputy is a little cheaper, but not that much. We are looking at anywhere from 300 to 600 candidates.

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MOPOD made 180 degree turn as it registered for the next election

This is another sign to show that Haitian politicians should never be trusted. MOPOD has made the turn that many thought would be impossible based on their previous stands, they have registered on the last day given to political parties to participate in the next election.

The opposition has finally exploded. No more protest, no more slogan "VlePa Vle Fok lale", no more "Eleksyon ou Demisyon"


MOPOD fè yon vire espekta de 180 degree le li anrejistre pou eleksyon kap vini an jodiya. Sa a se yon lòt siy yo ki montre ke nou pa dwe janm fè politisyen ayisyen konfyans.

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U.N. troops out in six out of 10 Departments by Election time in Haiti

The Haitian government that has been relying so much on the UN to provide some kind of stability in the country is worried as United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti(MINUSTAH) announced that they will not be present in 6 of the 10 Departments for the presidential, legislative and municipal elections.

MINUSTAH is currently conducting a staged withdrawal in Haiti. Within the next two years, it expects to withdraw most of its soldiers from the Northeast, Northwest, Central, Grand'Anse, Nippes and Southeast of Haiti.

The Haitian government doesn't not have a plan yet to replace the UN force that will be leaving. According to Haitian minister responsible for election-related matters, Fritz Jean-Louis, the withdrawal is a big concern. Local electoral authorities are concerned as well.

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