Haitian Senate, again, postpones vote on Petrocaribe corruption report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017 Under: Corruptions
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The Haitian Senate, which is made up of a majority of lawmakers from the Haitian President, Jovenel Moise's own party, for the second time in two weeks, failed to take  a vote on the recent Petrocaribe report, penned by the Senate's ethic commission.

Two weeks ago, the Senators said that they needed at least two weeks to read the entire report of 686 pages before they could take a vote to either pursue serious  corruption charges against a strings of former and current government officials as recommended in the damning report; including two former Prime ministers and the chief of Staff and Secretary of the Haitian President.

Haitian Senate postpones awaited vote on Petrocaribe corruption report

The President of the Haitian Senate, Yourie Latortue, who co-wrote the now infamous report, was not able to rally his colleagues. 
He indicated that it was necessary for the groups to continue to seek a solution on some shadow issues before this meeting. More than twenty senators were present Thursday but it took more than 6 hours to vainly seek an agreement on how the meeting should be held.

The disagreement that prevents the Senate from holding a session to properly discuss the report which is yet the most difficult challenge of President Moise's administration, is over the mandates of 10 senators which are due to expire in January 2018.

Latortue has refused to answer questions from journalists, until a session is held.

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