THE SENATOR JEANTY AGAINST THE PUBLICATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
(Haiti Libre) -
The second Senator of Nippes, Jean William Jeanty (KONBA), is clearly against the publication of the constitutional amendment and opposes the creation,... of a Permanent Electoral Council. It is true that Senator Jeanty has every right to express his opposition and to make it known to his critics. He also has a duty to report accurate information to avoid unnecessarily inflaming the popular protest in an already fragile and explosive stituation.
Senator Jeanty stated yesterday "...We are completely opposed to the publication of the constitutional amendment for several reasons. The first reason is that we believe it does not respect the Constitution in the way it was done, because the Constitution since its introduction, explains clearly that whatever the decision that is made in the country, it must be taken with the participation of all individuals. But, we are aware that the way this amendment was made, ... there was no participation. This was done in haste, in disorder, to the point that [the parliamentarians] voted articles that that have not been written [HL note 1]. It is after that the writing was made. This explains the confusion.
Sure enough, when they published it [the amendment], there was a group of deputies and senators who denied and returned it. Now we learn in a very funny manner, that here is a team person who corrected it. For us it is another scandal, because it is not everyone that can act on an official act in this way, to correct it. Of what right do the Civil Society Initiative [HL note 2], the President of the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies have corrected an act that was passed? It is true that he had problems, but a thing made by the Assembly, is for the Assembly to correct. For us it is a scandal.
Especially since this thing is going to give birth to what we call a Permanent Electoral Council. Whereas for us, what should be done after the elections? It's a real review of the last elections that led to everything we have experienced as problems [...]
What characterizes the Permanent Electoral Council is non-participation, because in the spirit and letter of the Constitution, one of the things that characterizes the Provisional Electoral Council and Permanent is the participation [... ] constitutionalists were aware that the country is a broken country [...] they wanted to ensure that everyone could participate in having a balanced Electoral Council.
Now, we will do it with 10 people, who come mainly from the executive power [Note 3 HL] [...] all conditions are met for an unbalanced Electoral Council which will, once again, result in a electoral "gagotte" [...] we believe that a national consensus should be sought on these points so that we can find a way to make the next election. It is necessary that we set up a Provisional Electoral Council with consensus... [...] we can still agree between us, so that it is the last time that we do this, and agree on intermediate mechanisms to make a Permanent Electoral Council in the long term; but compared to the trauma that we have just experienced, we can not move forward and make a Permanent Electoral Council, where there are risks,..... another Gaillot Dorsinvil, .... several Gaillot Dorsinvils, who have a term of 10 years, to continue to make elections and drag the country into a spiral of violence..."
HL Note 1 : Articles were poorly written, fraudulently or not, but it is not true that the articles were written after the first publication.
HL Note 2 : The President of the Senate, Rodolphe Joazile has clearly stated on Monday that the ISC and RNDDH had acted as WITNESSES and does not mention or suggest at any moment that the ISC had a role of active corrector.
HL Note 3 : Senator Joazile declared unequivocally on Monday, that in the amendments enshrined in the Constitution, the 9 members (and not 10) of the CEP will now be designated by the executive, legislature and judiciary, in a proportion of 3 members each.