Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Under: Haiti's Political Crisis
Presidents of both branches of Parliament are expected Tuesday at the National Palace for the first stage of consultations around the choice of the new Prime Minister. Gary Bodeau, Joseph Lambert and Jovenel Moïse will talk about the profile of the second Prime Minister of the Head of State in 17 months of governance
About 72 hours after the resignation of Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and his government, the press has still not seen the resignation of the resigned head of government. The Nouvellist asked for it. An influential parliamentarian told Le Nouvelliste that neither the National Palace nor the Primature can make him have a copy of the now famous resignation letter.
The head of state, after confirming the resignation of Dr. Lafontant on his Twitter account and on the National Television on Saturday evening in an address to the nation, writes Monday to the presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies to inform them formally of the resignation of Jack Guy Lafontant and at the same tome invite them to the National Palace for a consultation session.
"Mr. President of the Senate, I have the advantage to inform you that Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned to me on July 14, 2018. And I accepted it.
Following his resignation, I am pleased to invite you tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at noon, at the National Palace, for a consultation session, " writes the head of state in the correspondence addressed to the Senate Speaker, Joseph Lambert.
The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Gary Bodeau, confirms to the Nouvelliste that he received the same correspondence and will be at the National Palace this Tuesday.
In his address to the nation, Jovenel Moses promises to continue consultations with different sectors of society to form an inclusive government. Throughout the week following the riots the president has multiplied meetings with various groups in the country.
The next government, he said, will be to relieve the misery of the population, develop agriculture, energy and infrastructure in the country. The new government will also have to take all the necessary measures to guarantee stability in the country, encourage investment, job creation and the establishment of a climate enabling every Haitian to live well in Haiti.