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Marc-Elie Nelson, new Minister of the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad

Marc-Elie Nelson, Minister of the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE)

Whether the new Director General of MHAVE (the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad) would find trouble with his new appointment because it had not initially been approved by the GREH's (the Grand Rally for the Development of Haiti) General Assembly was a great cause for drama recently. While Marc-Élie Nelson had been appointment as the new Minister, his still current role as president of the GREH was set to stir up trouble because of the lack of consent from the GREH's highest body.

The Acting Minister of MHAVE, Pierre-Richard Casimir, installed the new Minister recently, with witnesses including many prominent members of the government and Youri Latortue, the President's Political Adviser, into a seat that the party founder and one time colonel, Rébu Himmler thinks shows an endeavor to demolish the principles and values of the party. While, word from the former Minister of Haitians Living Abroad is that the move to put Marc-Elie Nelson as the new Minister of the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad rather shows the current President's willingness to work with those of a different view.

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Haiti Political parties and their Leaders

Throughout the history of Haiti, only a few political parties have had a strong organizational structure. In the 1870s and the 1880s, the Liberal Party and the National Party were the two dominant political parties in Haiti reflecting the social and class division that exists in the country. On one side, you see the Liberals party composed mainly of the wealthier and better-educated mulatto minority in Haiti. On the other hand, the Nationalists Party, made mainly of the lower-and middle-class black majority.

Following the United States occupation (1915-34), the nationalist parties organized around the issue of resistance to foreign occupation. The political parties in Haiti started multiplying during the presidential campaign of 1946. Many candidates were participating, including: Parti Socialiste (PSP), Parti Democrate Unifi (PDU), Mouvement Ouvrier Paysan (MOP) and many more. During the Duvalier reign, most political leaders had been silenced.

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