President Moise and Prime minister Lafontant, caved in to lawmakers pressure and reshuffled government

Posted by on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Under: Politic
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Both President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, have finally caved in to pressure of lawmakers who wanted them to reshuffle the government within 72 hours, or face the consequences of a non confidence vote.

On Monday night, three days after the 72 hours ultimatum expired, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, in a televised address, announced that five ministers would be sacked and replaced by other personalities immediately.

At the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Communities, Jean-Marie Reynaldo Brunet replaces Rudolph St-Albin. Jean Roudy Aly becomes Minister of Justice and Public Security replacing Master Heidi Fortuné. At the Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Jobert C. Angrand inherits the headquarters of agronomist Carmel Béliard. The journalist Guyler C. Delva is the new Minister of Culture and Communication following the departure of Limond Toussaint. The post of Minister of Haitians living abroad returns to Guy André Junior François. The MHAVE was held by Social Affairs Minister Stéphanie Auguste, who keeps her position as Minister of Social Affairs and Labor.

President Moise will not cave in to pressure of lawmakers who want him to reshuffle government within 72 hrs, according to his spokesman

Last Saturday, Lucien Jura, the Spokesman of the Haitian President pushed back on the idea that President Jovenel Moise was under pressure to reshuffle the cabinet. Mr. Jura reminded parliamentarians that their role was to legislate and not to control the executive. "They do not have to decide whether or not there should be a reshuffle in the cabinet. This is the responsibility of the head of state, " he said repeatedly.

It is not clear if these replacements will be approved by the Parliament.

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