THE NOMINATIONS OF PRESDIENT MARTELLY, LEGAL OR NOT?
(Haiti Libre) -
Since the designation of the Prime Minister, Dr. Garry Conille and despite the absence of a government, the Head of State has made numerous nominations [10 departmental delegates, 9 Directors General and one Goodwill Ambassador]. These nominations continue to generate debate and reactions regarding their legality.
Harry Marsan, Spokesman of the Organization of People in Struggle (OPL) denounces the illegal nature of these nominations and invites the Head of State to comply with the provisions of Article 142 of the Constitution.
An opinion that shades the head of the Grand Rally for Change of Haiti (GREH), the former colonel Himmler Rébu, for whom, these nominations are not necessarily illegal. He recognizes that Article 142 of the Constitution obliges the Head of State to make these nominations in a Council of Ministers; however, he pointed out that Article 136 of the same Constitution, made the President the guarantor for the proper functioning of institutions.
According to former Senator Turneb Delp, the nomination of Directors General and Departmental Delegates have not been adopted in a Council of Ministers, saying that it is a grave violation of the Constitution and he is surprised by the lack of reactions from parliamentarians on this subject.
Mr. Patrick Laurent, takes the same stance, but goes further by arguing that the Head of State wants to set up his team before the arrival of the next Prime Minister in which he is not at all confident.
For his part, Mr. Reynold Georges, assimilates this to a trial of intent. Those who claim that President Martelly would have made these nominations, because he did not have confidence in his future Chief of government. He noted that neither the outgoing Prime Minister, Jean Max Bellerive, nor the ministers who have resigned have challenged these nominations, which according to him, confirms that they have been accepted in a Council of Ministers. Finally, the man of law, believes that the absence of a government, can not prevent the the Head of State from making these nominations.