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OPL, MOPOD, FUSION embark in Primary election, what about Fanmi Lavalas?

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?

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MOPOD changes to Mouvement Patriotique Populaire Desalinien

As the election in Haiti is getting heated with the approval of some of the political parties to participate in the next election, the political party MOPOD is also transforming itself. MOPOD has changed its name to Mouvement Patriotique Populaire Desalinien.

With these changes, the political party has moved from a position of opposition to now as a competitor at all levels during the next election.

Now what will the relationship with Pitit Desalin be?

Do you think this is a good thing?

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MOPOD made 180 degree turn as it registered for the next election

This is another sign to show that Haitian politicians should never be trusted. MOPOD has made the turn that many thought would be impossible based on their previous stands, they have registered on the last day given to political parties to participate in the next election.

The opposition has finally exploded. No more protest, no more slogan "VlePa Vle Fok lale", no more "Eleksyon ou Demisyon"


MOPOD fè yon vire espekta de 180 degree le li anrejistre pou eleksyon kap vini an jodiya. Sa a se yon lòt siy yo ki montre ke nou pa dwe janm fè politisyen ayisyen konfyans.

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Opposition Protestors Hurl Insults at U.S. Ambassador to Haiti

Pamela White, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, to make clear on where the U.S. stands regarding the political opposition of the Martelly-Lamothe government, requested a meeting. Four parties of the opposition responded: MOPOD, Ayisyen pou Ayiti, INITE, and Fusion of the Social Democrats.

The meeting was held at FUSION headquarters with heavy security surrounding the building: the SWAT unit; the Departmental Unit for Maintaining Order; and other National Police of Haiti departmental units. White wanted to counter inaccurate reports in the media and the rumor mill about what White's attitude was regarding the stalemate between Martelly and the opposition parties, concerning the looming constitutional crisis.

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Will the Anti-Martelly Protests grow to the point of removing his government from office?

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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Michel Martelly invites the opposition to talk for third time, not to negotiate

As I have been told, if you try one time you don't succeed, try again. If you try a second time you don't succeed, you should try a third time. That is the case with the executive branch of government in Haiti and the opposition. The opposition has so far refused to seat down with President Martelly to find a solution to the electoral crisis

The six opposition parties who now seem to have the upper hand as January 12, 2015 approaches wants the discussions to go beyond current election. Levaillant Louis Jeune for INITE, Jean André Victor for MOPOD, Jonas Coffy for Ayisyen pou Ayiti, Rosemond Pradel for Fusion, Dr. Rudolph Prudent for Kontra Pèp La, all want everything to be included in the discussion, including the resignation of Presiden Michel Martelly.

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Opposition plans Big Demonstrations October 26, 2014, Proposed election Day

Expect life to be very difficult this Sunday, October 26, 2014, as the opposition plans huge street protest in several cities in Haiti. This was the date the election was expected to be held; however, due to ongoing conflicts between the executive and some Senators, it was not possible.

Organizers of the Demonstration have demanded that the participants take their identification card and a red card for "vote". The red card is to be issued to the government of Martelly

Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran

Mezanmi, jodi 26 Oktob sa, si manman pitit pa beswin, li pa dwe soti nan lary-a. Moun opozisyon yo di yo prale soty pou yo bay Gouvenman Martelly sa "Kat Rouj".

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MOPOD movement transformed into political party

The political landscape just changed, once again, for Haiti. It isn't the outing of an old regime and in with a new this time, however, but the addition of another political party to the fray. The new party was born out of the recent meeting of the Patriotic Movement of the Democratic Opposition (MOPOD).

When the group met in late January, it was to discuss the current situation of politics in the society and also to put themselves in an appropriate position in the inter-Haitian dialogue to take place between the civil society, the political parties and the executive. They ended up resolving to turn their movement, previously only a means of bringing together the main opposition parties of RDNP, PROP, OPL, and INITE, into a new political party in order to secure the resignation of the current regime of President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.

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MOPOD suddenly by itself as Fanmi lavalas and KID change course

Two major decisions that took place today suddenly made MOPOD realized that it is in a ship by itself that is quickly taking on water. KID is no longer part of MOPOD and Fanmi lavalas has decided to join the Dialogue.

Evans Paul (K-plim) announced this morning that KID is no longer part of MOPOD, stating that a dialogue is the only way to find a solution to the problems in Haiti.

In an other development, Ansyto Félix announced that Fanmi lavalas will take part of the discussion. That was followed by the presence of the coordinator of the party, Doctor Maryse Narcisse on Monday at the dialogue.

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Is the opposition biting more they can chew by protesting at US Embassy?

The leaders of MOPOD is determined to hold the next protest on November 29 in front of the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince on November 29, 2013. This is a new land that the opposition leader is venturing in by deciding to scheduling their next protest in front of the US Embassy. Are they will they accept the consequences.

Since September 11, 2001 where several terrorist attacks were launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and Washington, D.C., the policy of the United States has changed as to what constitutes a threat to them. Having a huge crowd of people gathering in front of their embassy in protest, can be categorized as such a threat.

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