Simon Dieuseul Desras
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
PHTK kandida Jovenel Moise pa t 'vle popilasyon ayisyen an dwe kite avèk enpresyon a ke li te kiltivasyon plis ke bannann. Li te finalman bay yon repons bay akizasyon an ki sot pase nan Ansyen Prezidan nan Sena Simon Dieuseul Desras ki te akize li ap lè l sèvi avèk bannann plantasyon an Nord-Est la pou trafik kokayin. Jovenel rejte akizasyon an, ki di ke li se pa yon konsesyonè dwòg. Li te ale sou yo di ke ak volim li nan pwodiksyon, yon avyon se aktyèlman nesesè men li pa te konsidere kòm nan moman sa a akòz mank de resous yo.
Ansyen Prezidan nan Sena ayisyen an, Simon Dieuseul Desras, pa t temete dlo nan bouch li nan yon diskisyon li te fè ak Liliane Pierre-Paul nan Radyo Kiskeya yè. Li akize Mesye Stanley Lucas pou patisipasyon li nan ensidan kote yo te tire sou Radio Kiskeya byen bonè Madi nan semèn sa a. Dapre Senatè Desras, anvan ensidan an, te gen gwo travay nan opinyon piblik la depi lontan anvan, Stanley Lucas te nan travay sa. Li te tou akize Stanley, li di Stanley Lucas te kreye fo imel anba non Liliane Pierre-Paul.
Former President of the Haitian Senate, Simon Dieuseul Desras, did not apply any break in a discussion with Liliane Pierre-Paul at Radio Kiskeya yesterday. He accused Mr. Stanley Lucas for his involvement in the shooting incident that took place at Radio Kiskeya early Tuesday of this week. According to Senator Desras, before the incident, there has been major work in the shaping the public opinion long before, to which Stanley Lucas was orchestrating. He also accused Stanley for creating fake email under the name of Liliane Pierre-Paul.
Dieuseul Simon Desras was a presidential candidate from the "Party for the Liberation of Masses and Social Integration" (PALMIS) in the last election who withdrew himself before the vote from the presidential run. Recently, Dieuseul (former Senate President) has asked the CEP to exclude Jovenel Moïse, the winner of the first runoff from the final runoff on December 27th.
Jovenel Moïse is a candidate, handpicked by President Martelly as his successor who is contesting the election from Martelly's own political party PHTK. Desras has also told the CEP to ban parties closest to the power like PHTK, KID and Bouclier. Otherwise, he believes that the first eight losing candidates (G8) would form a coalition with other opposition forces and mobilize to overthrow the government in power and dissolve the CEP.
Former President of the Senate and presidential candidate Dieuseul Simon Desras believes he is the man of the time in Haitian politic. He offered the solution to get Haiti out of it current political impasse. Desras proposes the creation of a collegial government for the next 5 years which will be made of the G8 who opposes the current government with Jude Célestin as President, Moïse Jean Charles and Maryse Narcisse as G8 members, and other members from other opposition parties. The new government is to be called: Government of public salvation.
Many of us would agree that the previous legislative body in Haiti did not do much in term of passing new laws. Some people may also say that many of them use their position to enrich themselves. However, many people would be shocked to hear me saying that:. The President of the Senate, Simon Dieuseul Desras, however managed to accomplish one single action that may be considered the biggest revolution in Haiti since our struggle for independence.
So what is it?
During a negotiation process between the Government of Michel Martelly and several political parties, Mr. Simon Dieuseul Desras managed to strip away from the executive branch, its biggest hold, control or power which is none other than the power to use public funds as it pleases them land without any accountability or explanation to give to anyone.
When former senate President Simon Desras Dieuseul won the court case earlier this month that saw his reinstatement to the Haitian senate, the news had the effect of a bombshell on the political sphere, as it cast aspersions on the action to remove Desras from the senatorship in the first place. He, along with the other former senators, were forced to vacate office when the natural terms for the senators expired in January. Desras immediately combated his removal stating that his term had not actually expired along with the other senators.
Now his claim has been validated by the courts of Haiti, under Judge Bredy Fabien on February 6, 2015, and he has resumed his role as a senator and as the president of the senate. Still, the victory must be a slightly hollow one, for the senate, since the dissolution of its powers upon the expiration of terms on January 12, 2015, is only now 11 members strong and still under the influence of President Martelly who can rule by decree. Armed with assistance from his lawyer, Anibal Coffy, a bailiff and a justice of the peace, Desras established that his terms, as instituted by the former president, had been for six years and not four.
Back at the helm of the Haitian Senate is former and now recently reappointed president, Senator Simon Dieuseul Desras. Desras had found himself on the outside of the senate last month when the terms for his and nine fellow senators had expired. Today, as Haiti slowly rebuilds its governmental bodies, the Haitian court has reinstated Senator Desras as the Senate President.
Senator Desras met the news with the statement that he'd won. His insistence was that his term, unlike that of the other dismissed senators and members of the lower house of deputies, was not for four years, but for six. As a lawmaker himself, well versed in the circumstances surrounding his mandate, he was able to have the dismissal of earlier this year overruled by the court, setting out his new mandate as senator until September of 2017. Today, the senatorship in Haiti stands at 11 with the reinstatement of Desras; yet, it will not affect the power of the nation's president to continue ruling by decree. In its capacity, the senate will really only be able to give voice to issues affecting the country, but will not be able to effect change by passing any laws.
President Michel Martelly and Parliament reached tentative agreement
This political accord between President Michel Martelly, Simon Dieuseul Desras and Jacques Stevenson Thimoléon was announced yesterday, Monday December 29, 2014.
In the agreement, the terms of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies which are supposed to end on January 12, 2014 would be extended only if a new electoral law is passed first.
The terms of the deputies would be extended until April 24 2015 and senators, until Sept. 9.
Senator Simon Desras is trying to get out of signing the Inter-Haitian Agreement by saying his role is that of a witness, parlance for non-existence status. He is being pressured on one side to sign as an Independent Observer (IO) by the Episcopal Conference of Haiti (CEH), and not to sign by six of his senate colleagues.
The mediation protocol states political parties, the legislature, and executive are all stakeholders to the Inter-Haitian Agreement. But Desras disagrees, claiming the Agreement is a consensus only between political parties and the executive.
The CEH says Desras is wrong on two counts: one, Parliament is also a signee of the Agreement, and two, Desras is an IO, not a witness. As an IO, he participates indirectly in the discussion, forwarding his opinions to the Mediator.
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