Haitian opposition still without agreement for transitional government

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November 9, 2019, 2:51 p.m.Port-au-Prince, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Haitian opposition platforms, meeting today in a hotel in this capital, continue without reaching an agreement on who should head the transitional government, following an alleged resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.

While for the Consensus Alternative for the Refoundation of Haiti, one of the structures most hostile to the president, the new government must be led by a judge of Cassation, as the Constitution dictates, other organizations say that this strategy will not allow the necessary changes to be undertaken to the country."The Court of Cassation does not represent a change of system," said Maryse Narcisse, former presidential candidate and member of the Fanmi Lavalas party.

The opposition in Haiti was strengthened in the last year, with the cyclical anti-government protests.

The demonstrations call for the resignation of the ruler and ask that the criminals of public funds, responsible for the embezzlement of about two billion dollars, be brought to justice, according to a report by the Court of Auditors that involves several former officials and the president himself Moïse

In recent demonstrations, the demand for a system change, which can turn a history of deep social differences that keeps almost 80 percent of the population in poverty.

This speech is driven by the Consensus Alternative, which stands as one of the platforms that most leads the fight in the streets.

However, other structures differ on the post-Jovenel proposal, which declines his resignation, and are committed to an expanded government, represented by several personalities.

The day before, the participants signed a joint note in which they requested the resignation of the president, and condemned the violence of the Police against protesters leading the anti-government protests.

"We call the attention of national and international opinion on the violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Haitian people by the government in power," the text said.

He also reminded the perpetrators and accomplices of those crimes that are likely to be prosecuted both before the Haitian courts and the International Criminal Court.

According to the United Nations, 42 people have died since the debut of the demonstrations, 19 of them at the hands of the police, while almost a hundred were injured.

Despite popular and opposition pressure, Moïse criticizes the proposal for a transitory opposition government, and claims that interim administrations did not do the country well.

He also deplored that, in transitory governments, oligarchs and businessmen benefit from juicy contracts with the State.

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