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Tèt Kale protests for removal of Haiti Provisional President

Samuel Maxime


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Ouest, HT (sentinel.ht) – The Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) of former President Michel Martelly and its allies announced a “general mobilization” with the aims of overthrowing Provisional President Jocelerme Privert on June 14.

Tet Kale, which includes political parties, Bouclier, KID, AAA and Repons Peyizan, held a press conference on Friday that was led by former Prime Minister defacto, Evans Paul. They are calling themselves Entente Democratic (ED), which translates to Democratic Agreement.

The Tet Kale sector feels it is being persecuted by the interim administration of Jocelerme Privert.

An election verification commission found massive fraud had taken place in the 2015 elections essentially invalidating legislative and local seat holders who, are a majority, from these parties. This has provided a flow of state funds from the pockets of illegitimate lawmakers to protesters and rioters in Haiti’s streets.

Haitian justice officials have stepped up efforts to make the former Martelly administration accountable for the state of the country’s finances. Corruption investigations and measures had been take on a number of former administration ministers and directors.

Privert still holds an overwhelming level of support from the mostly poor Haitian population. The political class of the 5 years has money and resources to balance out his popularity.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.