Demonstrators protest potential transitional government

(AFP) – Hundreds of Haitians took to the streets Tuesday to protest against a potential transitional government, with President Michel Martelly due to leave office but not yet replaced. Martelly’s term ends Sunday.

And with no successor in place, Haiti is in constitutional crisis again after the January 24 presidential vote runoff was canceled over security concerns.

Opposition rejects temporary government proposal

Haiti’s opposition on rejected a proposal put forth by President Michel Martelly to “orm a temporary government to organize elections.”

Under the proposal, Prime Minister Evans Paul would resign and be replaced by a candidate picked by the parliament.

“We reject the current initiative by Martelly and Parliament,” said Samuel Madistin, spokesman for a group of eight opposition parties. “It is a joke.”

The opposition wants an interim government picked by a Supreme Court Judge.

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