Haitian Senate for the fourth time, postpones vote on PetroCaribe Corruption report

Posted by metropolehaiti on Friday, February 2, 2018 Under: Corruptions
Senators failed on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in their new attempt to sanction the report on the management of Petrocaribe funds. After 2 pm debate the meeting was postponed to Tuesday, February 6 by the Senate Speaker, Joseph Lambert.

Several senators quashed the quorum protesting a motion for a resolution by Majority Leader Kedler Augustin. In their draft resolution the majority recommended the rejection of the report and the transfer of the file to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA).

Senators of the radical opposition including Evaliere Beauplan, Nenel Cassy and Antonio Chéramy had already left the room to protest against the strategy of the majority preventing them from presenting audio-visual documents related to investigations.

Other senators from the Apri bloc, including Jean Renel Senatus, Patrice Dumont and Jean Mary Solomon, also dropped the meeting to protest against the majority proposal.

Senator Jacques Sauveur Jean, though a member of the majority, also quashed the quorum, supporting the position of the members of the APRI.

The entrepreneur and popular singer took refuge on the Court of the Legislative Palace opposing an end of no reception to his colleagues of the majority who invited him to return to the session.

During the debate, which was interrupted by two in closed door meetings, 15 senators left the meeting for various reasons.

At dawn, the majority bloc held only a relative majority.

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