It seems like Prime Minister Jack Guy lafontant is ready for a fight tomorrow at the Haitian Parliament this Saturday (7/14/18). Is it only me or do you also feel this way? PM Lafontant declared in all confidence that he will be at the historic rendez-vous in Parliament this Saturday to respond to the invitation of the deputies in opposition.
Since the violent protest last weekend, rumors have been circulating in the media about the fate of Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant. He remains confident after all. PM Lafontant took office in February 2017. He had faced widespread criticism even before this latest incident.
How would you describe the highly publicized interpellation session held in the Haitian Senate yesterday?
A display of stupidity!
If your answer is one of the above, you are probably right. The session of interpellation of Jean Renel Sanon, Minister of Justice, David Bazile, Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities and Pierre Richard Casimir, Minister of Foreign Affairs
We would have been better prepared if we knew in advance that this was only a national forum for the Senators to state their long list of grievances about the executive and that we shouldn't be expecting anything concrete.
There is rumor out there that the interpellation hearing scheduled for Tuesaday, November 5th, may not take place after all. According to "Teledyol", Jean Renel Sanon, the Minister of Justice, David Bazile, the Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities and Pierre Richard Casimir, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will not show up
According to several senators who will be present at interpellation hearing, the above ministers are not up to the tasks assigned to them and should be released from their functions.
Will interpellation take place on November 5th?
Let me put it this way instead: Do you think it's the right time for the Haitian Senate to start a new battle with the executive branch of government in Haiti?
After the affair of Attorney Andre Michel that occupied front page last week in almost all Haitian medias as well as some international medias, the Haitian Senate has decided that they also need some attention for themselves as well.
The Senate voted last week to start the interpellation proceeding for 3 Ministers in the Laurent Lamothe Government. The President of the Lower House, Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aimé, made that announced at a press conference last Friday.
During a confidence hearing on 5 November, 2013, the Senator Wencesclass Lambert said, there are enough votes in the Senate to relieve Jean Renel Sanon from his duty as the Haitian Minister of Justice and Public Safety. On the same day, 18 out of 20 Senators signed a letter contemplating an interpellation of three ministers, David Bazile (Minister of Interior and Collective Territories), Pierre Richard Casimir (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Jean Renel Sanon (Minister of Justice and Public Safety).
Being a Minister of Justice and Public Safety of the country, Sanon exposed the incompetence and callousness of his own justice administration in an murder attempt of popular Journalist and Radio Host, Jean Monard Metellus, of Radio Caraibes. Metellus is a respected fair journalist and in some sense very critical of the Martelly administration.
After 3 convocations not respected by Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, it finally took place yesterday, June 4th, 2013. The Prime Minister spent over 11 hours in the Senate answering questions from a number of Senators. He was threatened with a possible interpellation if he did not respond to this convocation.
According to comments from many Senators as well as many responses from social medias and radios so far, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe did not convince them with his responses yesterday. This includes explanations given on the use of 5 billion Gourdes disbursed during the period of emergency last year, projects in various departments, road construction, Airport construction as well as respect for the Haitian Constitution.
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