Mass protests demanding departure of Haitian President as Parliament vote on Prime Minister's future

Posted by on Saturday, July 14, 2018 Under: Haiti's Political Crisis

Mass demonstrations to demand the departure of President Jovenel Moise, are currently taking place in many populous neighborhoods in Haiti, the same day the Haitian Parliament is suppose to hold a special session which is expected to result in a no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant. 

The special session which was scheduled for 10 AM has still not taken place, two hours later. According to the rules, there must be 60 deputies present to allow for a quorum. So far only 40 deputies have shown up. There are widely circulated rumors that some deputies received large sum of money to not attend the special session.

Heavy Police presence can be seen near the Parliament as well as around the government’s headquarters and other important thoroughfares. 

In : Haiti's Political Crisis 

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