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Haiti Should Look to U.S Political Opposition as a Model

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

I know it is fraught with peril to compare Haiti with the United States. But please allow me to do so. For more than 30 years, Haiti has embarked upon a democratic journey that was by and large based on the American model. We’ve held elections and elected officials have more or less handed power relatively smoothly.

However, Haiti appears to be unsure of the role of the opposition, and our zero sum mentality into everything has been the hallmark of  the country’s politics. Last Tuesday’s elections in the U.S can be used as a roadmap by Haitian politicians on how to be a member of the opposition party.

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Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer Prize winning, multi-media and entrepreneurial journalist. Founder and publisher of Haitian Times.
Garry Pierre-Pierre
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Nov. 12, 2018
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