Haiti – FLASH : The CPT has a designated and unelected President and a contested Prime Minister (Video)
01/05/2024 08:14:19

Haiti - FLASH : The CPT has a designated and unelected President and a contested Prime Minister (Video)

Tuesday April 30, 2024 at the Villa d’accueil, Edgard Leblanc, was designated and not elected as planned, by a majority group of four members of the Presidential Transitional Council (CPT) resulting from: Collective of political parties of January 30, 2023 (Edgard Leblanc Fils), of the Democratic Resistance/Engaged for Development platform (RED/EDE – Smith Augustin) and the Historical Compromise political grouping, of the Agreement of December 21, 2022 (Louis Gérald Gilles) and the “Pitit Desalin” political party (Emmanuel Vertilaire) to be President of the CPT.

In his intervention, Edgard Leblanc expressed the Council’s commitment to getting to work quickly in order to address the various problems facing the population. He recalled that his role consists of coordinating the Council which, in collegiality, exercises the responsibilities of the Presidency. While recognizing the validity of the impatience shown by the population with regard to the urgent actions to be undertaken with a view to improving their living conditions, he took the opportunity to renew the Council’s determination to work to ensure that an elected President is installed at the National Palace on February 7, 2026.

If the nomination of Edgard Leblanc by this majority group does not achieve consensus, this choice is still accepted by the 7 members. However, the designation by this same Group, in the same spirit, to designate Fritz Bélizaire as Prime Minister, is contested by the 3 other members of the CPT who affirm that this designation violates article 6 of the Agreement of April 3, 2024 on the choice of the Prime Minister of the transition.

Article 6: The Prime Minister is appointed by the Presidential Transitional Council in consultation with the signatories of this Agrement and other political structures and the Society Civilians interested in joining the said Agreement on the basis of a list of one (1) name submitted by each of the sectors, not exceeding a total of 15 applications, in accordance with the mechanism and criteria established in the document on “Organization and Operation of the Presidential Council of the Transition’ being an integral part of the Agreement. Download this document: https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/projet-decret-08-04-2024.pdf

Download the Agreement of April 3, 2024: https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/accord-politique-pour-une-transition-pacifique-et-ordonnee.pdf

Learn more about Edgard Leblanc Fils :

Born August 18, 1955 in Miragoâne, in the department of Nippes, Edgard LEBLANC Son ex Senator (elected in 1995) and ex President of the National Assembly) 1995-2000) and candidate defeated in the second round by Jocelerme Privert during the elections presidential elections (February 2016) Edgard Leblanc Fils is the general coordinator of the OPL party, is a career politician.

A civil engineer by training and a graduate in administration, from 1979 to 1991 he pursued a career in transport at the Ministry of Public Works. He took courses in economics and transport management at the “Academy of advanced Traffic” in New York (1982-1984) and at “El Instituto de Transporte” in Queretaro, Mexico (1990),

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