VOA: Opposition Says Documents Will Prove Haiti's Moses Broke Law
By Sandra Lemaire, Renan Toussaint
August 14, 2019 07:15 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Twenty opposition politicians are raising The Haitian President Jovenel Moise by demanding documents that they say will be hastily routinely violated the constitution.
The legislators believe the 33 documents, which were formally requested Aug.
Haitian opposition Deputy Jean Marcel Lumerant. (M. Vilme / VOA)
“To the people saying the president did not violate the constitution, we will soon show them how he did, and we're asking the people to stay mobilized,” Deputy Jean Marcel Lumerant told VOA Creed.
The documents being sought include:
– Contracts signed with foreign companies in the United States. leading German biometrics company that specializes in identification systems, to produce Haiti's national ID cards. The director of the National Identification Office traveled to Germany with first lady Martine Moses to sign the contract, but Mrs. Moise has no legal standing to sign any contracts on behalf of the government. Moreover, Moses ordered the payment of $ 8 million on the contract of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigation,
– An official transcript of a proceeding on July 14, 2018, in which form Prime Minister Jacques Guy Lafontant was summoned to appear before the legislature that he had improperly appointed to his cabinet. (19659005) – An executive order naming 50 allegedly “corrupt” judges, which the president announced during a visit to foreign soil.
– Documents related to an incident in March 2019 involving two Americans and two Serbs who were arrested in Port-au-Prince with a cache of weapons in their cars along with their Haitian driver. The men, suspected to be mercenaries, were released and put on a plane bound for the U.S.
Haitian opposition Deputy Deus Deronneth. (R. Toussaint / VOA)
Motive behind request
One of the opposition deputies, Deus Deronneth, told VOA Creole that when the documents are made public, “you will see why the president and his majority party are afraid, especially since they claim to be fighting corruption. “
The legislators, who are in the process of making lawsuits to submit as proof.
In the meantime, the parliament is mired in infighting. The chaotic atmosphere and obstructionist tactics have had a devastating effect on the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. Inflation has reached 18%, unemployment is over 13%, and the nation remains after prime minister Jean Henry Ceant resigned.
Ceant's government was dissolved in March after a 93-6 vote of no confidence in the parliament.
In July, Moses named Fritz-William Michel, a virtual unknown, as his new prime minister. But the opposition to the vote, to the vote, to the vote.
Haitian opposition Deputy Antonio Cheramy. (R. Toussant / VOA)
“We opposition deputies are not trying to show off to impeach the president,” Deputy Antonio Cheramy told VOA Creole. “We're doing this because he violates the constitution constantly.”
President Gary Bodeau was not ready to respond to the accusing deputies' request. The process was scheduled to restart Aug. 12, but opposition deputies said there were not enough lawmakers present to proceed. Majority party deputies said 60 lawmakers were in attendance, in accordance with parliament rules. The opposition wanted 81 deputies to be present
Gary Bodeau, President of Haiti's Chamber of Deputies. (R. Toussaint / VOA)
“Whether it be the demands of the accusing deputies or the ruling party, there are certain things the constitution guarantees,” Bodeau said. “
Haitian opposition Deputy Abel Descolines. (R. Toussaint / VOA)
Opposition Deputy Abel Descolines disagreed.
“This is a banana republic,” he said. “We have neither a president nor a government. We have no responsible institutions, and that's what worries us. We have no regrets about pushing for impeachment, because this process is constitutional as well as democratic. Enough already. “
Danger outside parliament
” There is a dangerous situation in the world. from whom have Molotov cocktails, and they like to attack lawmakers, “he said. “
In fact, dozens of protesters were gathered in front of the parliament complex to voice their anger and suspicions at lawmakers.
” We have a responsibility to protect the employees of the parliament, more lawmakers. ” “who are working for the people,” protested told VOA Creole. “But we are well aware that many senators and deputies are not really working for the people. They are out for themselves. “
” This whole [impeachment process] continuation thing is happening because of the protesters are maintaining themselves in the streets, “he added. “We are not kidding ourselves – [we know] Jovenel [Moise] is not doing a thing for the country.”
“Americans do not want to protest the United States of propping up Haiti's president. serious people ruling the country. We want the Americans to know we are serious, smart people who are ready to lead – we
refuse to be led by stupid people, “the protest said.
U.S. Business Charge Robin Diallo told VOA the U.S. supports the rule of law.
“He [Moise] was the democratically elected president,” Diallo said. “He has not been found guilty in a court of law. So right now, he is the democratically elected president. “
Call for dialogue
Moise has not commented on the pending impeachment but he did repeat his call for a national dialogue last week.
” Our nation needs every citizen, “the president said during a speech at a graduation ceremony for new police officers. “We need the participation of both my supporters and opponents. The nation needs it. We also need a government that can address the urgency of our people, such as the new school season, the fight against crime and poverty, to name just a few. “
Moses also praised the Chamber of Deputies.
“I am aware that the Chamber of Deputies has created a commission with the nomination of the new prime minister and the members of his cabinet. It was a big step in the right direction, “Moise said.
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This entire Impeachment
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