Mirlande Manigat has been the target of crime. We just learned that there has been a shooting at the RDNP office of Mirlande Manigat. No injuries have been reported. The unidentified shooter fled the scene. Mirlande Manigat is one of the six candidates for the position of Prime Minister for the new Provisional government of Jocelerme Privert. She has been considered to be the leading candidate
What do you think?
Fiziyad nan biwo Mirlande Manigat, kandida PM
Jocelerme Privert did not waist time after becoming Provisional President. Today, he met with Several Political personalities. One of which was Andre Michel. Andre Michel took the opportunity to let the President know who he would like to see as Prime Minister. His choice is Mirlande Manigat.
What do you think about this choice, Mirlande Manigat, as Prime Minister?
Do you think she has the temperament for the job?
What about her age? Mirlande may not have the energy required to be a prime Minister at this time?
Should we be listening to someone with experience, someone who is older than many of us? I am referring to Ms. Mirlande Manigat. The 74 year-old former First Lady, former 2010 presidential candidate spoke few days following the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Port-au-Prince. While the US Secretary insists on election in Haiti this year, Ms. Manigat on the other hand is assuring her place at the next transitional government.
US government has clearly rejected the demands by several opposition groups in Haiti to invalidate the results of recent legislative elections, and to set up a transitional government that will be conducting the next election. "Let me be very clear! The only way to have a change of government is through the election process," said John Kerry.
Manigat Declares Parliamentary Elections not True Will of People
National Rally of Progressive Democrats' (RDNP) Secretary General, Mirlande Manigat, issued a public statement, lambasting Martelly's government and its Provisional Electoral Council (PEC) for shameful behavior in conducting the 2015 Parliamentary elections. She wanted Haiti to understand PEC had few ethical members, who were performing their duties properly preparing for elections.
Mirlande cited ". . . incompetence . . . lack of professionalism and . . . a lightness . . . (in) dealing (with) . . . candidate files . . ." She was incensed subterfuge used by PEC at the polls was not reflective of the voting public's preferences . She summed up Election Day as ". . . an anti-democratic disaster!"
She wrote about random violence at polls, a tactic used to discourage voters from casting ballots. She continued there were unresolved issues regarding vote counting. She wrote about the strategy of controlling how many people got to cast ballots, so favored parties could get their candidates elected during the first round, thus cancelling second-round voting. This would guarantee selected parties a secure majority in the senate and chamber of deputies.
In 2015, Mr. Pierre-Louis Opont who was at the time the President of the CEP in Haiti and who also was responsible to conduct election in 2000 admitted that the result of the election he publishes in 2000 was contrary to the actual results and that he was obligated to publish the results fabricated to avoid popular uprising.
Taking a closer look at the whole incident, one might conclude that Mr. Opond has actually conspired with the international community to arm the sovereignty of Haiti. He allowed Michel Martelly to be qualified for the run off election in lieu of Jude Célestin of the political party INITE who earned square and fair that right. Ironically, Pierre-Louis Opont was rewarded by Michel Martelly as he was chosen to run the next election in 2015.
Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide is under the control of Haitian government. He has been put on House Arrest for failing to appear at a court hearing recently. So far, to the surprise of many in the population, there has not been any problem.
Jean Bertrand Aristide, the one many thought was untouchable, is actually in Jail.
What happened? Has Aristide lost his capacity to rally the mass? Has his popularity been eroded?
In the meantime, it seems that the Government of Michel Martelly has been gaining ground with he opposition. Suddenly, critic of the government is willing to negotiate with Martelly. Former First Lady Mirlande Manigat would not mind seating with the President to iron out their differences. Moise Jean Charles, although still not willing to meet the President, stated that he will abide by any agreement made with his group, as long as it is with respect of the law.
This is the video of the confrontation last week between Haitian Police and members of the opposition to which Mirlande Manigat of the NPDRwas taking part of. The objective of the protest was to demand the release of Florestal brothers from prison and the end of proceedings against the lawyer André Michel.
Also present at the demonstration was Arnel Belizaire (Delmas / Tabarre).
After some unsuccessful attempt to negotiate with Mirlande Manigat, the police dispersed the manifestants with tear gas
Here is the video:
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.
Leslie Francois Saint Roc Manigat was the full name of Leslie Manigat and he was born on August 16th 1930 in Port-au-Prince. He was an educator and a professor of world history and worked at the I'Universite' de Paris- VIII Vincennes.
Leslie Manigat published articles in many Haitian newspapers. Even though his interest was in the field of education, he had a stint in the political stage of Haiti. He contested for the post of the President along with ten other candidates.
This election which was held on January 17th 1988 was a military held election and it was completely under their control. Leslie Manigat won with 50.29% of votes but the voter turnout was very poor, less than 10%. The military controlled election must have been the reason for the poor turnout.
I noticed that since the end of the run-off election in Haiti, there has not been any word from any of the two candidates.
"Eske Chat Pran lang Yo?"
Maybe it's me. Let me ask you the question: Have you heard any statement about the election or the result by either Mirlande Manigat of Michel Martelly?
Why is it for some issues we can never come to an agreement and for others, we agree immediately?
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