The special committee of the Chamber of Deputies proposed 30 sections to modify the Haiti”s constitution currently in force, after a year of work and consultation with several sectors of the country.
Chaired by Deputy Jerry Tardieu, the commission presented at the Karibe hotel in this capital a set of reforms that include a change from the current parliamentary system to a presidential one, where the Prime Minister is eliminated and replaced by a Vice President elected along with the President by universal suffrage.
According to the legislators, this eliminates the space for negotiation, in which parliamentarians impose ministers in exchange for the ratification and approval of the government plan presented by the executive. Continue reading
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