The search of a new Prime minister in Haiti continues after failed talks between President Moise and heads of Parliament
Posted by Lenouvelliste on Sunday, August 5, 2018 Under: Haiti's Political Crisis
The consultations between the President of the Republic and the presidents of the two chambers of the Haitian Parliament that would make it possible to know this Saturday the name of the next Prime Minister have not resulted in the choice of the successor of Jack Guy Lafontant.
Guests at the National Palace this Saturday, August 4 by the Head of State, the President of the Senate, Joseph Lambert and the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Gary Bodeau could not agree on the replacement of Jack Guy Lafontant at the head of the government. It was on Twitter that the three statesmen communicated to the people after the meeting.
"After 4 hours of consultation with the presidents of both branches of Parliament, a suspension is observed. The recovery is tomorrow 11 am (note: Sunday, August 5) ", according to a tweet of Jovenel Moise at the end of the meeting.
For his part, on his Twitter account, the President of the Senate wrote: "The consultation on the choice of the PM with the President of the Republic, and the President of the Chamber of Deputies has unfortunately not borne fruit. Another meeting is scheduled for August 5 at 11 o'clock in the morning. "
"The political climate of the moment forces us to be careful and cautious.
An extension of the consultation period is imperative so that my colleagues are kept informed of the details of the discussions, " added Senator Joseph Lambert in an interview with Le Nouvelliste after the meeting.
"I regret that there is not at least the name of a woman among the nominees for the post of Prime Minister. Strengthening democracy, our institutions, requires the integration of women in all spheres of power, "said Joseph Lambert.
For his part, Gary Bodeau tweeted: "A rather complicated consultation session at the palace. A break is observed for tomorrow 11 am. The presidents of the two branches of Parliament will be at the height of this historic crossroads of the life of our people. "
Contacted by Le Nouvelliste, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies told the newspaper: "The political situation makes the Prime Minister's choice a complicated exercise that requires foresight and insight. The executive and legislative branches have their work cut out. "
Fils Aimé Ignace Saint-Fleur, current director of BMPAD, notary Jean Henry Céant, former presidential candidate in the last election, Uder Antoine, current executive director of the Provisional Electoral Council, and former Senator Edgar Leblanc Fils, party coordinator OPL policy, are the four names on the short list of the next Prime Minister.
Renald Lubérice, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers and close adviser to President Jovenel Moise, made the announcement on Twitter, late Friday night.
On July 6 and 7, the country experienced two days of chaos following the announcement of rising prices for petroleum products. In the face of tremendous anger by members of the public, the government has withdrawn this decision. Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and his government were forced to resign on July 14. Since then, Jovenel Moïse has consulted the various sectors of society on the choice of a new Prime Minister and the formation of an inclusive government.