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Deputy Jacques Stevenson Thimoleon raised concerns for PSP

On Monday, November 10, 2014, the Prime Minister's spokesman, Pierre Michel Brunache, released a statement saying that there was no bad blood between Parliamentarians for Stability and Progress (PSP) and the Haitian Government following the comment made by Deputy Jacques Stevenson Thimoléon that has been interpreted to mean, among other things, that there is friction between the two entities. Thimoléon's comment, stating his belief that the government's "bad faith" has been the reason behind the obstruction of the Lower House, was made at the staging of the 42nd Council of Government. This statement from the President of the Chamber of Deputies has given many the impression that relations between the government and the PSP is at an all-time low.

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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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