[News] Haiti: Fanmi Lavalas - it never gave mandate to negotiate
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AHP News June 22, 2005
English translation (Unofficial)
3 new ministers and a secretary of State join the interim regime: Fanmi
Lavalas declares that it never gave anyone the mandate to negotiate
anything in its name
Port-au-Prince, June 22, 2005 (AHP)- Interim authorities named this
Wednesday 3 new ministers and a secretary of State while heavy gunfire was
heard nearby in the area of Champ-de-Mars near the presidential palace
where the ceremony was taking place.
Henri Dorléans, who was a member of the provisional presidents private
cabinet, is the new Minister of Justice. He replaces Bernard Gousse who was
forced to resign for hindrance to justice, according to sources close to
Paul Magloire, a former member of the interim prime ministers private
cabinet, is named Minister of Interior and Territorial Authorities.
Franck Charles, who would be, according to pro-governmental sources, close
to a former Lavalas parliamentarian, is named at the Social Affairs.
Cécile Laura Coulanges Banatte, former departmental delegate of the South,
is named Secretary of State for Social Affairs.
About the nomination of Mr. Franck Charles, the political organization
Fanmi lavalas declared in a press note dates of June 21st, that it didnt
give the mandate to anyone to begin political negotiations in its name. The
party says it is surprised to hear on the radio that ministerial job was
given to it by the de facto government. Such rumors are aiming to stop the
peaceful mobilization started by populist masses after the February 29,
2004 kidnapping, for the respect of the presidential mandate, in accordance
with articles 134.1 and 41 of the constitution.
Fanmi Lavalas considers it is "inconceivable to become an accomplice of de
facto authorities by accepting to join an anti-constitutional government
who increases daily the number of summary executions, crimes and arbitrary
arrests in populist districts", they wrote, calling to "the end of
repression, the release of all political prisoners and the return to
constitutional order with President Aristides return".
During the nomination ceremony, provisional President Boniface Alexandre
called the new Minister of Justice to quickly get to work to put an end to
impunity which characterizes the judicial system, he said. He will have to
work together with the Secretary of State for Public Security to supervise
the National Police in order to make its work more efficient, Mr. Alexandre
The provisional president asked the new minister of justice to make great
efforts so that within the time limit given to him, important changes are
made in the functioning of the judicial apparatus. "I invite him to attack
the problems of extensive custodies by setting up measures to study the
cases that are waiting", Boniface Alexandre added.
AHP June 22, 2005 4:50 PM
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