CHANGES IN REMOVING MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE
(Defend Haiti) - By Samuel Maxime
PORT-AU-PRINCE - Holding a vote of confidence for ministers or their declarations of policy have changed, giving the PM more time to get going, but parliamentarians have more opportunities to check on them. The process was initiated by former President Rene Preval. This amendment was proposed by the 48th Legislature and accepted by the 49th Legislature.
Members of Parliament could only bring in a minister once per year for questioning and a vote-of-confidence but now, parliamentarians can do it an unlimited number of times, but not within the first six (6) months of the Prime Minister's term. Also, now it takes a vote of no-confidence from both houses to remove a minister as opposed to just one as before...