When the Haitian economist and the former governor of Haiti's Central Bank Fritz Jean was nominated as the Prime Minister by the Interim President Jocelerme Privert to lead a caretaker government, the legislators allied with the party of former President Martelly voiced concerns about the fact that Fritz's selection as the new Prime Minister would give absolute control to their oppositions and exclude them from the governmental power. They even criticized his nomination as contempt of Haitian constitution, because Privert's announcement was made without any confidence vote, without the approval of the presidents of the both houses of the Parliament, and without the confirmation of the eligibility of Fritz-Alphonse Jean as the new Prime Minister. Fritz Jean's choice was made with a good support from the main private sector actors, but the signal of rejection was instant from the pro-Martelly bloc including the former Prime Minister Evans Paul.
Prime Minister Fritz Jean did not win absolute majority in the lower house of Deputies and the ratification of his policy fails. Out of 75 Deputies present yesterday, 38 Deputies voted in favor, 36 against and 1 abst. Fritz Jean needed a minimum of 60 votes in is favor. In addition Fritz Jean was unable to reveal the identify of his ministers responsible for Sports, Haitians Diaspora and Defense.
What is next? Fritz Jean said he will return to his city and continue with other fights.
What do you think?
The former Minister of Sports under Michel Martelly has some advise for his friends in the Political Party PHTK. The founder of the Political party GREH, Himmler Rebu, said that the current political strategy adopted by PHTK in non productive and the party is committing a suicidal act by preventing Jocelerme Privert from establishing a new government with his Prime Minister Fritz Jean. According to Colonel Rebu, PHTK is working against its own interest by blocking the new government of Fritz jean. He suggests that instead, they should work in helping the government to hold the second round of the election within its 120 days according to the accord.
This is the team that Prime Minister Fritz Jean expects to work with if he receives approval to govern.
Fritz Alphonse Jean: Prime Minister, also in charge of Interior, collectivities, and defense
Eric Pierre: Minister of foreign Affairs, Haitian vivant a l'exterior, Cult
Yves Romain Bastien: Economy and Finance
After multiple discussions, dealings and sharing of various positions of his ministerial cabinet with members of the legislative branch, Prime Minister nominee Fritz Jean wants to take his message directly to the public. On Friday, March 4, 2016, he will be the guest of Valery Numa at "L'Invite du Jour" at 8:00 to present his case to the public.
I am hoping that Fritz Jean can be honest and straight forward
Fritz Jean ap pote problem li by piblik la, nan "L'Envite du jour" ak Valery Numa
Senator Andris Riche once again went back to his rich vocabulary to describe the Lavalas movement started by former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Following the investiture of Prime Minister Fritz Jean, in an interview given to the news media, Senator Andris Riche refers to both President Jocelerme Privert and Prime Minister Fritz Jean as Members of the Political Party Lavalas which already damaged Haitian politic. He also referred to them as pest rats, rabble, delinquents who are dressed
What do you think?
Andris rich refere a Lavalas kòm rat ensèk nuizib, delenkan ki abiye
Evans Paul gave a press conference to announce that he will not participate in the investiture of the new PM nominee, fritz Jean because the constitution was not respected in the nomination of the new prime Ministe
He said that his presence at this investiture would be to support this chaotic environment developing in the country
He also wished there is an agreement found between the executive and the legislative branch of government
What do you think?
According to a senior official at the National Palace, economist Fritz Jean has been appointed to become the new Prime Minister of Haiti. Anthony Barbier told Reuters: "I can confirm that President Privert has signed the executive order appointing Fritz Alphonse Jean as prime minister". Although it was supposed to be published already, the executive order has not been made official yet. President Jocelerme Privert is expected to face oppositions in the legislative chamber for his choice. The biggest complaint so fat came from Senator Youri Latortue who said that both Jocelerme Privert and PM nominee Fritz Jean are both of Fanmi Lavalas tendency and do not represent a government of coalition
Based on several sources, we have learned that the next Prime Minister of Haiti which will be announced today is likely to be none other that the economist Fritz Jean. The fight has been very intense between President Jocelerme Privert and a faction in the legislative chamber that has been pushing for Edgar Leblanc. All I know is that the real contest was with Fritz Jean and Edgar Leblanc. However, based on the information obtained so far, it appears that Mr. Fritz Jean has wan.
Now let's wait for the official declaration!!
On Friday, Provisional President Jocelerme Privert named the six candidates who have been proposed by various political factions and civil society for the position of Prime Minister. The proposed candidates include:
Mirlande Manigat, presented by the JISTIS platform
Edgard Leblanc Fils, proposed by the majority bloc in the Chamber of Deputies
Fritz Jean, proposed by the civil society and human rights organizations
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