Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, November 30, 2014 Under: Politic
Come January 2015, Haiti will plunge headway into its greatest political crisis in over a decade. Its greatest since the overthrow of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. President Michel Martelly has been unable to organize elections for the past three years to replace 2/3 of the 30 seats senate, the entire lower chamber of 199 deputies, and 240 municipal administrators and local council. Since Michel Martelly elction, the opposition has been unable and sometimes unwilling to negotiate an electoral law with the president to facilitate the realization of elections. The opposition has refused to even meet with the president unless its demands were met: The resignation of current Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, and to allow the senators to continue their mandates beyond their 2015 expiration dates, until elections are held. The 6 member opposition bloc has been able to assemble tens of thousands of protesters in various part of Haiti, demanding the resignation of the President. Most of the protest have been peaceful but a few have turned violent in recent days, giving a glimpse of what might come soon. Haiti has seen an unprecedented international investments in the area of tourism and manufacturing these protest are sure to leave the scarce potential investors in deep uncertainties.