The Elected Senators of the 50th Legislature in Haiti
During the occasion, Andris Riché delivered a speech and regretted the absence of elected woman in the Senate through this election. The names of the political parties and platforms from where these 14 Senators have been elected are: 3 from KID party (Konvansyon Inite Demokratik), 3 from the Vérité platform (co-founded by René Préval), 2 from PHTK (Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale) and 6 from various trends parties having single representatives.
Three Senators, Steven Benoit, Wesner Polycarpe and Jean Baptiste Bien Aimé who had earlier boycotted the session, were seen in the Senate since January 14, 2016. Steven Benoit had implicated that Hans Tippenhauer, his political party's leader, has benefited Jovenel Moise through electoral fraud on October 25, 2015 election. As per news dated January 22, 2016, the office of the Senate is now composed of Jocelerme Privert, assisted by Ronald Lareche (party Verite, Nord'Est), Lucas Sainvil (party Inite), Fritz Carlos Lebon (party Inite) and Steven Benoit (party Alternative) who represents the opposition. Earlier, Youri Latortue from Ayiti An Aksyon (AAA), Artibonite, sought the Presidency of the Senate, but he withdrew himself from the contest and Jocelerme Privert of the party Inite, was elected by 15 votes out of 24.
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