THE CPPH RECOMMENDS TO NOT PUBLISH THE TEXT OF THE AMENDED CONSTITUTION
(Haiti Libre) -
The Convention of Haitian political parties (CPPH) recommended yesterday, Friday, January 6, to not proceed with the publication of the corrected and amended Constitution, nearly 7 months after its ratification by the National Assembly. The CPPH calls for the mobilization of active forces of the Nation for a wide consultation in order to develop a new amendment proposal to be submitted at the last session of the 49th Legislature. "Any publication of the French amended version would put the Haitian Nation before two constitutions, contrary to some of the provisions," stresses the CPPH.
On the sidelines of this Convention, Mirlande Manigat, of the Rally of Progressive National Democrats (RDNP) has described "legal brigandage" ... maneuvers made around the amendment of the Constitution of 1987. "Proceedings for the timely amendment of a completed Constitutional is exhausted. If President Martelly publishes the amended version, the country will be without any constitutionality."
The CPPH, who approves the dissolution of the Provisional Electoral Council has indicated that President Martelly and his Prime Minister should meet as soon as possible with political parties, and other sectors to build a new Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to organize the next elections for one third of the Senate (10 senators), the 140 municipal boards, and the 570 boards of Communal Sections (CASEC). Note that there is an absence of a timetable for the next elections, which should have been held in 2011.
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Founded in 2005, the CPPH includes 13 political parties, among others : National Progressive Democratic Party of Haiti (PNDPH,) the Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats (Fusion), the Organization of People in Struggle (OPL), the Rally of National Progressive Democrats (RDNP), the Grand Rally for the Evolution of Haiti (GREH).