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Haiti, Politics

Haitian Progressive Sectors Disapprove Gov’t Formation

Port-au-Prince – The newly appointed Government of Haiti generates on Monday controversy and several progressive sectors and members of the opposition indicate that the measure will endure President Jovenel Moise´s term.
Last week the President appointed Fritz William Michel as the new Prime Minister, after the ratification of Jean Michel Lapin’s cabinet was stalled in the Senate.

However, for certain sectors, the news is a strategy that will not give any response to the country’s situation.

In an interview with Prensa Latina, Frank Saint Jean, member of the leftist party Rasin Kan Pep la, underscored that the President has lost legitimacy and all the relationship he had with the people.

‘All sectors of the country demand their withdrawal from power, even the dominant sectors of the economy ask that it be made available to justice,’ he highlighted.

At the end of May, an investigation by the Court of Auditors on embezzlement of public funds directly involved the President through the company he was running, and is accused of double contracting for the construction of a highway, which was not concluded.

Moise has already denied in several international media his involvement in this case and indicated that his company only charged 30 percent of the contract while performing 85 percent of the work.

However, according to Saint Jean, the Head of State continues losing credibility, which adds to the worsening of the country’s situation, marked by a growing inflation, lack of investments in domestic production and increasing poverty.

‘He is in power for the vote against Venezuela, he made a political gesture in favor of imperialism, in favor of the leaders of far-right countries on the continent against Venezuela,’ the militant pointed out.

Since the intensification of the socio-political crisis in Haiti, there are few who warn about US interference in the internal affairs of Haiti.

In June, Julie Chung carried out the last visit to this country. She is a US deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the State Department, who met with the President, and other political and social actors with the alleged purpose of discussing the importance of a serious dialogue to move forward. Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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Jul. 30, 2019

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