Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, who had gone quietly with his resignation, finally addressed the nation Wednesday, reminding Haitians that he is the elected president and anyone wanting the job will have to wait.
“During my five-year presidency, no one, and I mean no one under any pretext can threaten the country's interest. It puts the nation in danger, “said Moses in a pre-recorded address with his prime minister and ministers of justice and interiority to his right and the country's police chief on his left. “Democracy demands sacrifice. Democracy demands that the rules of the game be respected just as the constitution requires. “
Moses's speech came to the end of a day in which opponents continued to reject any suggestion of sharing power with his 21-month-old administration. Some of the questions were raised by the Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant in an effort to calm tensions, but then convinced the abortion idea.
Earlier in the day, police and government workers removed fiery barricades blocking some streets. But tensions once more became inflamed after a government of the world. Angered, some people on the scene responded by setting the vehicle ablaze.
Despite the fact that most of the time has been taken into account, we have closed our doors to the day.
Following Sunday's protests, opposition groups called for a general countrywide strike to demand Moses resignation and an investigation into alleged corruption in the Venezuelan subsidized energy program known as PetroCaribe. Two Senate Commission reports to a more authoritative government officials and heads of private firms of embezzling $ 2 billion in Venezuelan oil loans – money that could have helped the country rebuild after its devastating earthquake in 2010. A company owned by Moïse is also cited .
Moses did not mention the PetroCaribe allegations in his speech of five minutes and 50 seconds. He is in charge of the project of command-in-chief in charge, while lecturing about the merits of democracy and need for dialogue. His message, however did not make any difference in his view of the situation in the United States. They announced plans for another protest on Friday.
“The battle was the last major battle of Haitian independence from the French. We are not interested in negotiating, “said Andre Michel, an attorney and one of the most vocal adversaries.” Today, the only option for democracy is to continue mobilizing for Jovenel Moses to resign so we can hold a “
” A President has to show that he had heard the people, “Michel added.” The president has no “
Jerry Tardieu, member of the Lower Chamber of Deputies, said the message of the population, which is one, to resign and the other, to begin the process of the Petrocaribe investigation. the president's speech, given the rising political and social tensions in Haiti.
“Once again the president has missed a unique opportunity to deliver a speech that would ease the fears and anguish of the Haitian people and lay a clear plan to end the current crisis “said Tardieu, who is asking for the president to step down for the good of the country.
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Faced with accusations that the Haitian National Police had created a new specialized unit carrying M60 machine guns, Police Chief Michelangelo Gideon took over the radio on Tuesday to say no such unit had been created and he was as surprised as anyone see police officers assigned to the presidential palace parading around during Sunday's protests in new uniforms and back-up camouflage vehicles with one-way bullet-proof windows. and heavy weaponry
Calling once more for dialogue, Moses put the burden of resolving the current crisis on the shoulders of Ceant, the prime minister, and his cabinet.
conditions for peace to be established in the four corners of the country, “Moses said. “The government should take all responsibility for continuing the social appeasement projects in neighborhoods to improve people's conditions.”