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President-elect Jovenel Moïse calls for unity to develop Haiti

Samuel Maxime


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – In his first declaration following the publication of preliminary election results, presumed President-elect Jovenel Moise called for Haitians, the youth and the Diaspora, to come together in the work to “pick Haiti up off its knees”.

“The Haitian people have made their choice and elected me in the first round. Now, in a spirit of togetherness, I invite you, dear compatriots, to walk with me on the road for endogenous development for Haiti at the height of its historical performance and its legitimate ambitions.”

“My brothers and sisters, together we will change Haiti. It is all [of us] that must work to enable every Haitian man and woman to live better.”

“I make a call to the youth of the country, Haitians living abroad, to all professionals in the country, to engage with me to bring the country up because Haiti is on its knees.”

“Tonight, I have a special thought for everyone of my competitors, every citizen who was a candidate because they had a project for Haiti.”

Late Monday, November 28, 2016, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Leopold Berlanger announced that Moïse had achieved 55% of the vote in a field of 27 candidates. These were preliminary results and can be challenged. Final results will be published on December 29, 2016.

Other Reactions

Reaction by former President Michel Martelly after Jovenel Moïse win

Former President Michel Martelly:

“The answer that the population has given it an answer that simply means that it includes the message (of Jovenel) she understands that the project has for Haiti and believes in him.”

“I want to congratulate and thank the people, because there are many who have embarked and which initially did not believe [.. .] So Jovenel nod, it’s a beautiful thing. I could not have chosen a better person than he. We are proud of you.”

“The people thank you for choosing someone who has a good program a project for Haiti and has never attacked a person. This shows political maturity, we have not won with tires burning and breaking of windshields, we won with our silence, our beliefs, our convictions and our electoral map.”

“Hats off to the population.”

“Jovenel, I congratulate you but do not forget that the work will start now, victory is when you leave in 5 years, and say you’re satisfied with what you did. The country is behind you, everyone is behind you, I tell you success.”

Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe:
“I congratulate President-elect Jovenel Moses, for that courageous victory at the polls, which symbolizes the triumph of the popular will. Hasta la VICTORIA SIEMPRE.”

Deputy Gary Bodeau (Delmas/Bouclier):
“I extend my congratulations to President-elect Jovenel Moses. I advise him to work with all sectors of national life, “said Congressman Gary Bodeau, adding” It’s not just the presidential election, we must remain vigilant for the legislative.”

Former De Facto Prime Minister Paul Evans:
“I said congratulations to the government and CEP that eventually made with the truth instead of decomposing a lie.”

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Post source : Haiti Libre

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.