The term of President Jovenel Moïse continues to stir public opinion. Public figures and political parties have weighed in. The Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats is clear on its position: Moïse must leave on February 7, because it is the date that his mandate will end.

For the president of the fusion, the former senator, Edmonde Supplice Beauzile the constitution is clear on this point. The departure of Moïse on this date will make it possible to return to constitutional order.

To support his thesis, in a press release published last week, the Fusion looked back on the events preceding the president’s election. She said that the president’s mandate is supposed to have started on February 7 2016 after he was elected. Jovenel predecessor, Michel Martelly, had to step aside when his mandate expired with no successor being elected.  At that time a transitional government, led by Jocelerme Privert was created and tasked with organizing elections. Continue reading.

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