On Saturday, July 14, Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant declared in the lower house of Haiti's legislature: "I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic", who has "accepted my resignation". With this statement, the Prime Minister had managed to avoid a likely vote of no confidence to stepped down.
Mr. Lafontant took office less than one year and half ago, in February 2017. On Saturday, the Haitian parliament had been debating whether or not to give Lafontant a vote of confidence for more than three hours. With the resignation of the prime minister, Haiti now has no functioning government. President Jovenel Moise will need to dominate a new Prime Minister.
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.
Things did not start well yesterday for Prime Minister nominee Enex Jean-Charles, but was successful at the end. Earlier on the day, the session in the Chamber of Deputies was not possible due to a lack of quorum. In the evening, he received a vote of confidence on his general policy in the Senate of the Republic. It was not until early morning on Friday (March 25) that the Chamber of Deputies had decided to approved the general policy of Prime minister Enex Jean-Charles with 78 deputies in favor, 1 against and 2 abstentions.
With the approval of his general policy by both Chamber of Deputies and the Haitian senate, the country finally has a new prime minister and a Ministerial Cabinet
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.
It is now official, President Jocelerme Privert has named Enex Jean-Charles to become his next Prime Minister. Now the process starts all over again. The new Prime Minister must now form his new government and get his government program approved
What do you think?
Jocelerme Privert pran Enex Jean-Charles kòm nouvo Premye Minis
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
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?
Starting January 12, 2015, the Government of Michel Martelly has become de Facto. New we are being governed solely by the executive branch. No legislative, no judicial, the Martelly government is the only show in town.
On the other hand, the current Haitian Interim Prime Minister, Florence Duperval Guillaume, only has a few days left in this position. Under Haiti's constitution, she can only hold the interim position for up to 30 days before a permanent choice is approval by parliament.
At this point, Mr. Evans Paul must assume the position. There is no Haitian parliament able to ratify Mr. Paul as Prime Minister. He only has two options: reject the offer or accept to become a de facto Prime Minister.
On Wednesday, December 24, the list for the next Haiti Prime Minister got shorter. Following a consultation with presidents of the twp chambers, President Michel Martelly has decided that the net Haiti Prime Minister will be either Herve Day, Charles Jean Jacques or Evans Paul.
President Martelly is expected to select the next Prime Minister on Christmas Day, this Thursday December 25, 2014.
Although the final name has not been released yet, many people have the suspicion that eventually it will be Evans Paul, the former leader of Konvansyon Inite Demokratik, (KID).
So what do you think?
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