PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – At the end of a two-day forum, Tuesday and Wednesday, a coalition called the Patriotic Resistance consisting of more than 20 political parties and dozens of political actors was formed to fight against an “electoral coup”, a transitional government to organize fair and inclusive elections not funded by the international community.
The forums were held on September 29 and 30, 2015, and were initiated by several political parties and groups looking to propose an alternative to the simmering “post-electoral crisis” in Haiti.
The resolution coming from the forum calls for the outright nullification of the August 9, 2015 elections that a vast majority of Haitians have called an “electoral masquerade”. The forum members also resolved to prevent a waste of resources in the country with the organization of the scheduled October 25, 2015, elections, said Michel André, a candidate for president whose political party, Justice, removed itself from the electoral process.
The resolution of the forum is also seeking the resignation of members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), President Michel Martelly with four months left his term, and the defacto Prime Minister Evans Paul. These resignations are necessary to create conditions for a transitional government that could organize fair, credible and inclusive elections in Haiti.
“We must prevent the country from falling into a political crisis. To avoid this political crisis, we must pass through the resignation of members of CEP and government,” said the lawyer by trade, Michel Andre.
The forum said it would continue to meet to begin reflecting on the personalities that should make up the transitional government, the transitional government’s agenda and the duration of its rule, which surrounds the sole task of organizing general elections in the country.
Michel André announced further mobilization and citizen resistance throughout the national territory. This was reiterated by former First Lady, Mirlande Manigat, who was one of dozens in the forum.
The question is what strategies, plans to implement the Patriotic Resistance space to overcome its political desiderata, including the non-realization of the elections announced for Sunday, October 25, 2015.
The political situation, particularly since January 2015, has just proved, again, that many political parties and groups experiencing embarrassment to consult on a common political vision, avoiding the proliferation of political parties and the division of electorate at the time to go to the polls or not.
However, the Patriotic Resistance asserts that their group remains open to accommodate other allies who feel indignant in the face of the elections on August 9, 2015 and those announced for October 25, 2015, indicated André Michel.
The political forum, which took place on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday, September 30, 2015, the theme “reflecting today to prevent the worst,” was to lead to a concerted position on the controversial 2015 elections.
Several political parties and groups, including the Social Democrats Fusion (Fusion), the Rally of Progressive National Democrats (NPDR), Ayisyen pou Ayiti, the platform Jistis, have signed the resolution of the 2-day forum.
This end September 2015 forum between different political parties and groups, is organized after the publication of the controversial final results of legislative elections on August 9, 2015, through which two candidates for the senate and 8 to the Chamber of Deputies are elected on the first tower.