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Dr. Maryse Narcisse, next Fanmi Lavalas candidate for the next Presidential election

Dr. Maryse Narcisse, received recently the nomination of the political party Fanmi Lavalas to potentially be the country's next president as early as 2015. The news was corroborated on Radio Kiskeya's 4pm news by party leaders Dr. Schiller Luidor and Dr. Louis Gerald Gilles.

Acting as the National Coordinator of the party, Narcisse has been featured in the controversial sanctioning of activists Deputy Arnel Belizaire and Senator Jean Charles Moise. Dr. Narcisse, who promotes democracy and has done much for education and community-based health care in the country, is a medical doctor. It is hoped her experience in healing can be of use to the party that is said to be suffering from a takeover of the "bourgeois makoutise". At present, the party is deemed to be in second place because of this crack in its foundation. Leading currently is the Inite Party, the political party of the former Haitian President, Rene Preval. One other issue Dr. Narcisse will have to contend with is the perception of her involvement with the United States Embassy in Haiti, as well as other private sector leaders.

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Does Haiti really belong to Haitians or is this a Dream

The discussions held in spring at the "Who 'Owns' Haiti?" symposium by Colin Granderson, who was the head of the CARICOM-OAS Electoral Mission in Haiti in 2010-2011, brought to the public the confirmation that the international community had tried to convince then-president Réné Préval to leave, during the elections held.

The idea that President Préval was offered a plane to fly out of the country in November 2010 had been previously revealed by Ricardo Seitenfus, former OAS Special Representative to Haiti. As the refusal came, the issue was no longer something to be immediately explained, but it comes to the attention of the international community once again in Raoul Peck's documentary "Fatal Assistance," that reveals that the person making the direct proposal was the head of the U.N. mission in Haiti at the time, Edmond Mulet.

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama got 93 percent of Haitian Votes and doesn't need more

Sometime, it is a good thing to listen to the opposing view. We might learn something, even from someone like Rush Limbaugh, a radio host in the United States who is well known for his conservative views.

Someone from Miami recently called his show to ask him a question about the double standard that exists in the American immigration law when it comes to Haitian immigrants.

CALLER: I'd like to know why Mr. Obama is granting amnesty to all the immigrants that came over here illegally. When the Cubans come here, if they make it to land, they get to stay. However, for the Haitians, whether or not they make it to land, they get sent back.

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U.S. Congress Certifies Haiti Ready to Hold Elections

Haiti has taken another step toward becoming a stronger democracy. The U.S. government has certified the government of Haiti (GOH) has made a good faith effort to combat government corruption with the passage of a new anti-corruption law. President Martelly signed the legislation that severely penalizes government officials, including doing jail time, for misappropriation of government funds and other corruption activities in defiance of the new law.

Martelly also appointed a new provisional electoral council (PEC) to prepare a ballot for legislative and local elections, scheduled to be held later this year. Of the thirty members of the senate seated, 20 of them will be replaced, and members of the Chamber of Deputies will be completely re-sat. Now that the PEC has been appointed, Haiti is ready to hold free and fair elections, delayed for over two years.

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Michel Martelly celebrating three years in Office

This is something you can see for yourself. The third anniversary of the Government of Michel Martelly was celebrated in Champ-de-Mars this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in front of an imposing crowd.

According to the number of people who were present at Champ-de-Mars to celebrate with the president, I can only make two conclusions: it's either the government or its supporters did a great job to gather all these people in Champ-de-Mars or the population is really satisfied with the accomplishments of his government.

Here is the video showing a large crowd of people in Champ-de-Mars to celebrate the three years of Michel Martelly in office

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Laurent Lamothe, most powerful Haitian Prime Minister since 1987

It seems like no one can touch Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. According to Political Analyst, Daly Valet, this Government shake-up confirms that the Prime Minister has a hold on the Government. Daly Valet went further to say that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Laurent Lamothe has been the most powerful Haitian Prime Minister since the adoption of the Constitution of 1987.

Now do you agree With Political analyst Daly Valet?

Do you think that Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is is the Most powerful Prime Minister of Haiti?

According to Daly, the new government is rather a government of closure, from Tèt Kale to Tèt Kale. I have also heard that this new Government shake-up was made in a way to have control over the next Presidential election of 2016.

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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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Laurent Lamothe Says Free, Fair & Honest Elections in 2014

The Haitian Prime Minister Lamothe Laurent has pledged categorical commitment of his team and President Michel Martelly to provide every means to facilitate the holding of legislative and local elections this year. The government believes that this will be a definite move to pave the way for holding free, fair and inclusive elections which is a pre-condition for strengthening good governance and creating suitable environment for socioeconomic development to benefit the Haitian people.

The elections would decide one third of Haiti's Senate, along with a number of municipal posts in the country. The present president Michel Joseph Martelly received 67.6% of the votes in the 2010-11 General Election and he won the last presidential selection with a runoff election held on 20 March 2011 against Mirlande Manigat who received 31.7% of the votes.

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Will Jean-Claude Duvalier run in Next Presidential Election?

Jean Claude Duvalier, a possible candidate in the next presidential election in Haiti. How does that sound to you?

If he wants to satisfy some of his supporters, the former Haitian dictator, Jean Claude Duvalier will be a candidate during the next Presidential election in Haiti. According to an article that came out in Tout Haiti, 35 organizations are calling for the former dictator to run in the next Presidential election in Haiti.

The Federation of areas for new development orientation in Gonaives (FESNODG), consisting of 35 grassroots organizations is calling on Jean Claude Duvalier to represent himself as a candidate.

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2014 Kanaval, "Tet Kole" or "Tet Kale" pou Ayiti Pi Djanm

From March 2 to 4, 2014, the historic City of Independence Gonaives will be in celebration mode as it will host The National Carnival. Will this Kanaval period mark the beginning of the electoral campaign for the "Tèt Kale" Political Party, ahead of everyone else?

Why do I say that?

Picture this:
1) Theme selected for 2014 Kanaval: "Tèt Kole pou Ayiti Pi Djanm"
2) Who made the selection: Martelly's government "Tèt Kale"
3) What's special about 2014: "Election Year"

We also know for a fact that the slogan in the mouth of many during the carnival season wil not be "Tèt Kole, but rather "tèt Kale".

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