No one will be able to attack the constitutional dogma that sets senators' terms at six, “said Senate Speaker Carl Murat Cantave in his closing speech at the National Assembly of the Second Regular Session. of the 2019 legislative year. Dr. Cantave also falsely criticized those who make “foolish predictions” on the impromptu rupture of senatorial mandates and on the possibility of executive governance by decrees having force of laws
Tuesday, September 10 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) –
SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, Dr. Carl Murat CANTAVE
Monday, September 09, 2019
Honorable Members of the Board,
Gentlemen of the Press
I preside today the last National Assembly of the 50th legislature. A mixed feeling invades my soul as a patriot and a parliamentarian, for the reason that I am inhabited at the same time by the regret of a program not entirely accomplished, by the obsessive perception of the difficulties which slowed down our actions and by the presentiment of the shadows threatening our future.
It will be open to everyone to make their judgment, without, however, putting an end to the political unrest, the public demonstrations, the peyi lok blockages, the verbal and physical aggression that have chronicled these issues.
For my part, before closing the session, I can not omit a brief reminder of the events that have populated and upset the recent conjuncture.
Haitian people ,
Today, the second Monday of September, as the fundamental charter of the Nation wants, the Chamber of Deputies goes on vacation, not in lapse or dysfunction as it is hoped to be the adepts of the “nullification” and legislative void.
It is true that she enters on vacation as a prelude to an end of mandate that is not satisfied with having completed all the initiatives (19659003) Indeed, it leaves the Republic orphaned by a budget law, a budget adapted to the requirements of the moment; and this deficiency inexorably weakens the ambitions and programs of a regime that promises great promises to a population eager for better-being.
His departure precarious the hope of a speedy return to parliament as long as the The boycott or the delay of the vote of the electoral law irreparably returns to distant deadlines the organization of the legislative, municipal and local elections, envisaged by the Constitution on the last Sunday of next October, for the renewal of the political staff.
Chambre also carries in its luggage of vacationers the compact sheets and the software of the constitutional amendment, patiently studied and elaborated by two parliamentary committees with a methodology and an assiduity at the work which border the obsession of excellence and perfection.
As a parliamentarian impregnated in every fiber of my being of gasoline and the aroma of the legislative, I can not not express my deepest regret here to endorse, by default, the Executive's discretionary claim to finalize these texts and projects that engage and risk undermining the future of democracy
In any case, in the absence of the Lower House – which can always be convened to the extraordinary for the needs of good democratic governance – the Senate remains in constant awakening and attentive, from the top of its watchtower as on the trails of political and social daily, “so that the Republic does not suffer any damage.
Honorable Parliamentary Colleagues,
When closing the legislature, allow a non-exhaustive reminder of the crucial problems facing the country, which deserve appropriate and immediate solutions.  For about six months Haiti has been living without a government. The Republic languishes under a regime of “liquidation of current affairs” which breaks the impetus for external cooperation and stifles all internal decision-making capabilities that could improve the lot of the people.
Before leaving, the Chamber of Deputies crossed a positive first step in the ratification of a new government; During this week, the Senate will take its responsibilities.
Meanwhile, great challenges darken the Republican decor. Insecurity is in full swing. It imposes the law of the jungle to a Haitian community leading almost a vegetative life but so eager for bread, peace and progress. Gangs scattered across the territory arrogantly give the impression of governing the state that seems to have abdicated its monopoly of legitimate coercion or to give up its essential mission to protect its citizens delivered to the whims of private and delinquent forces who flout its authority and questioning the very merits of his existence
The recent arrest of a well-known gang leader has not brought safety back into the streets, nor peace in the minds and families . Far from it
Back to school, courageous and vigorous measures must be taken to protect our children on the streets. The Police and its new Commander-in-Chief ai must redouble their efforts and actions.
It is time to send them the word of sincere thanks for their application to the binding task as well as the salvation of the encouragement and comfort. On the back of this rampant, demotivating and paralyzing insecurity, the Republic is struggling with difficulties of all kinds. The Herculean combat between the legitimate presidency and the opposition opposition which demands its resignation or its fall develops facets which seem very harmful for the immediate future.
And in this deadline of the departure on holidays of the Chamber of Deputies, the Disaster prophets already epilate on the end or impromptu rupture of senatorial mandates and on the possibility of an executive governance by decrees having force of laws …
It is advisable to alert the national conscience on these senseless analyzes and predictions. The fear of mentioning problems in all their crudity is tantamount to an ostrich policy that condemns those responsible for suffering the excesses rather than arming them to prevent them and fight them victoriously.
The Senate is constantly working . He's watching. And no one will be able to attack the constitutional dogma that sets senators' terms at six years, notwithstanding the one-third renewal every two years.
In the roll of events, we must note the episodes of the Petro caribe movement succeeding one another. rhythm that seems to slow down while maintaining an irresistible force. The excellent work of the two senatorial commissions, the comprehensive audit of the Superior Court of Audit and Administrative Disputes have provided a consistent substance to the struggle of the Petro challengers who hope to lead the judicial system to a fair trial so that never again are so sparingly squandered by unscrupulous leaders funds intended for the reconstruction of the country and the improvement of the living conditions of the Haitian people.
Haitian civil society and politics, the human rights organizations, the Parliament remain vigilant so that this sad business does not fall under the rubric of news items or in the unfathomable abyss of “the investigation continues.”
My Dear Colleagues,
It is not advisable to draw up top of the podium of the National Assembly, the inventory of all the facts and events that inflate the current situation.
However, I do not can close this chapter of factual difficulties without mentioning the recent shortage of fuel that nearly degenerated into public disorder and devastating violence.
Like the bread of the people, fuel is a strategic product whose supply can not to be left to the sole discretion of private firms or traders driven by the sole and legitimate objective of profit and thereby playing on the law of supply and demand.
The State has the sovereign responsibility to regulate this sector in order to always make sure that the people do not miss this indispensable, even vital good. On Monday, September 2, the transport sectors, exasperated by the incomprehensible shortage of fuel, recorded the preludes, if not the pogroms of a slippage that inexorably slid into destructive violence. The Government Must Anticipate and Prevent It
It is imperative to do everything possible to prevent such dangers from falling periodically on such a fragile country
The Honorable Deputies go on vacation. This is an opportunity to associate my voice with those of senators and all the Haitian people to wish them good and fruitful holidays in their respective constituencies, in the arduous preparation for their return to the Legislative Building.
ceasing to belong to a chamber alive, waiting for the next parliamentary return, they remain and remain committed citizens with an authorized voice in the democratic governance of their country.
In handling political and political issues in the design and drafting of their bills, in the analysis and voting of bills, in the arduous exercise of control of government action, they accumulated experience, knowledge and know-how that enables them to figure prominently on the register of the ruling elite of this country.
Let them leave with a clear conscience of the duty accomplished, even if the difficulties of the conjuncture have somewhat sparse, in quantity but not in quality, the balance of the legislature.
Dr. Carl Murat Cantave