What if Moise Jean Charles and Maryse Narciss go to run-off? - Many experts made it clear that the contest for the presidency of Haiti is between four candidates, Jude Celestin, Moise Jean Charles, Jovenel Moise and Maryse Narcisse. Have you asked the question: What if the two candidates who are qualified for the run off election scheduled for December 27, 2015 are Moise Jean Charles and Maryse Narcisse?
This is definitely something to think about as it is a possibility. Until the last week before the election, only three candidates were really in the race to win the presidency, Jude Celestin, Moise Jean Charles and Jovenel Moise. However Jean Bertrand Aristide has one more time demonstrated to many that he is a force not to be denied. His public support to Maryse Narcisse on the last week before the election has made a major effect. She is now counted as one of the possible winners to be qualified for the run off.
Human Rights Activist and Lead Singer of the Haitian group Phantoms, King Kino is finally in Haiti. After a long self-imposed exile for his opposition to the government of Michel Martelly, he returned to the country to support Steeve Khawly of BOUCLIER for President.
Isn't Steeve Khawly a candidate under political party BOUCLIER?
Isn't BOUCLIER a political party very close to President Michel Martelly?
This decision by King Kino to support Steeve Khawly of BOUCLIER and not Maryse Narcisse also marks a break with Fanmi Mavalas as well. Does this mean he no longer support Fanmi Lavalas?
You can say that it is a miracle or you can say that Jean Bertrand Aristide is still a political force in Haiti. However the fact remains that after the leader of the Political Party Fanmi lavalas has spoken, there has been a major effect. According to the latest poll conducted by Haitian Study firm "Sigma Stat Consulting Group", Maryse Narcisse is now the leading candidate.
A total of 1,025 people were sampled for the study. The results obtained was as follows:
- Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas) with 27.9%
- Jovenel Moïse (PHTK), 18.9%
- Jude Célestin "(LAPEH) with 14.9%
- Jean-Charles Moïse (Pitit Dessalin) with 8.8%
- Steven Benoit (platform Konviksyon) 6%
To all those who thought that former President Jean Bertrand Aristide can't speak out, I have some news for you. Titide will will not remain quite forever. As a matter of fact, you will be hearing from him soon. The announcement was made by the former First Lady Mildred Trouillot Aristide.
Many people so far think that the former Fanmi lavalas leader, Mr. Jean Bertrand Aristide has been ordered not to speak out. According to Mildred Trouillot Aristide, that is not the case. She informed the public on Wednesday during a celebration march for Aristide's 62nd anniversary that her husband will make public his support for the Fanmi lavalas candidate Maryse Narcisse.
It seems like we are watching the democratization of our political parties in Haiti right before our eyes. So many political parties are now saying that they are going to let their members make the selection as to who will represent their party during the next election. OPL, MOPOD, FUSION, just to name a few stated that they will have Primary election.
Now my question: what about Fanmi Lavalas? Will this political party follow the steps of the other ones and conduct primary as well? This is something very interesting to watch during the next few days or months. Will the Fanmi Lavalas of Jean Bertrand Aristide survive if they decide not to conduct Primary election? Will the party members accept to be under a Dictatorship form of political party or will the demand that the party open to all and that the best candidate will actually be selected to represent them during the next election?
Oriel Jean, head of the Special Unit for Guarding the National Palace, during former President Aristide's administration, fell prey to the U.S. government, who wanted him on drug-trafficking charges. It was rumored Jean had fled from Haiti to Canada to escape prosecution. Denying he was involved in drug-trafficking and money laundering he returned to Port-au-Prince. Asked for his resignation, he still remained part of Aristide's security behind the scenes.
Following Aristide's ouster, the Canadian Embassy promised Jean refuge, but reneged on its word, canceling his visa and arresting him. Jean requested the judge at his hearing to return him to Haiti. But before the judge could act on the request Washington sent an extradition request.
Call it what you want, but The Fanmi Lavalas of Jean Bertrand Aristide doesn't want anything to do with Evans Paul. The political party is asking for the resignation of the newly installed Prime Minister.
Is the what many would qualify as getting even. As you may remember, Evans Paul was one of the leaders of the GNB movement in 2004 that contributed in the downfall of former President Jean Bertrand Artisde.
According to former Lavalas Senator Louis Gérald Gilles, his political party does not recognize the choice of Evans Paul, as Prime Minister. He added, if Evans Paul does not resign, Fanmi Lavalas will also demand the resignation of President Martelly as well
Lavalas Extremists Accuse Senator Heriveaux of Spying for the U.S. The story of Haitian Communications Minister Rudy Heriveaux's battle to seize party leadership in the Senate was revealed by Wiki Leaks diplomatic cables released recently. Heriveaux began as a Family Lavalas (FL) deputy; and after Aristide was deposed in 2004 Heriveaux broke ranks with the extremist faction of the party, moved to center, and distanced himself from Aristide. Heriveaux campaigned for a senate seat in 2006 against 54 candidates from 28 parties. In the first round of voting he landed in seventh place. If not for second-place winner Mirlande Manigat's decision to drop out, Heriveaux never would have gotten to sixth place, eligible to be in the run-off. He took second place in the run-off, winning his senate seat, achieving for Lavalas its loftiest position in Parliament.
Fanmi Lavalas (FL) party leaders refute allegations against ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide he and his party members stole several hundred million dollars during his administration spanning 2001 to 2004. Ansyto Felix, speaking for FL, claimed the attempts to try Aristide on embezzlement charges is the Martelly-Lamothe government's strategy to hold onto power in the face of upcoming electoral balloting in a few months. He said without mincing words "The government of . . . Martelly and . . . Lamothe is doing nothing . . . to meet the needs of the population"
Investigative Judge Lamarre Belizaire signed an arrest warrant to throw Aristide in jail because he did not answer a summons to appear in the magistrate's courtroom. FL leaders, Gerald Gilles and Maryse Narcisse, revealed the charges against Aristide are predicated on a false report, drafted by the opposition after Aristide's ouster from office in 2004.
It's been a hard couple of weeks for the Martelly administration. Long having to suffer the verbal slings and arrows cast against them for the past few years, in the past few weeks, the attacks have become physical in some instances as well, and the recent postponement of the people's right to vote escalated the verbal protests to a deafening pitch. Many are demanding the resignation of the country's leader, and they are not slight in their number.
On June 10, 2014, Martelly signed a decree putting the date for elections as October 26, 2014, it was then announced in the middle of August, that that date would be postponed. On October 17, a protest ensued with tens of thousands of participants, calling for their right to elections, but this incident, coupled with others, was given as evidence of the type of political instability Martelly cited as the excuse for the postponement of the scheduled elections when, on October 26, he once again announced it was called off.
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