Eight former Prime ministers took part in woking session to amend Haitian Constitution

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Under: Politic

Eight former heads of the Haitian government took part yesterday in a working session with the members of the parliamentary committee charged with the amendment of the constitution. During this meeting, loopholes in the mother law were identified by the former Prime Ministers.

Former Prime Ministers Rony Smarth, Yvon Neptune, Jacques Edouard Alexis, Jean Mary Cherestal, Jean Max Bellerive, Jean Charles Enex, Laurent Lamothe and Evans Paul, most from different political parties, took part in this meeting hailed as historic by the chairman of the commission, Jerry Tardieu. This is the first time that all these former heads of government have attended any meeting together, he said explaining that the meeting helped to assess the problems and propose possible solutions.

"It is not easy for Haitian politicians of this caliber to sit down and discuss political issues, he said, pointing out that these political leaders are diverse."This is all the more important as they are political opponents and some have been critical of others", said the representative for Pétion Ville.

He considers that the former Prime Ministers gave a good example of patriotism by participating in the meeting with the commission. Mr. Tardieu argues that the contribution of former Prime Ministers is important since they explained the problems they faced as head of the Primature. They argued that some articles in the constitution are obstacles to good governance.

Mr. Tardieu emphasizes that the amendment of the mother law is essential for better governance.

The members of the commission will continue meetings with the vital sectors of society. A working session with the leaders of the Federation of Asec is scheduled this week.

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