PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Called in for a special session on Friday by the head of state, deputies will vote on the electoral law that the Senate had already voted on. If they adopt the law in the same terms as the senators, the country will have a new electoral law since that of 2008 and be able to move forward with senatorial and local elections, overdue since November 2011. However, this will not mean a solution to the political crisis, the political opposition wants more than an electoral law.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A leading political party in Haiti, Organization for the People's Struggle (OPL), cancelled a planned meeting with President Michel Martelly because of the unconstitutional arrest of the Human Rights Lawyer, Andre Michel, that the OPL National Coordinator Sauveur Pierre Etienne considers a "kidnapping."
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A committee to investigate Haiti's implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption was presented Tuesday in Petion-Ville by a joint initiative from Prime Minister's office, the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Control Unit against Corruption (ULCC).
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Considering a series of offenses endured, the Patriotic Democratic Movement (MOPOD), a coalition consisting of several major political parties in Haiti, on Tuesday declared it would not participate in the meeting of August 14, 2013 at the Karibe Convention Center organized the President of the Republic.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Although overdue since November 2011, Haitians do not want "elections a la Duvalier." this is the sentiment being expressed by many of the nations political parties after the announcement of a "pre-electoral calendar" by the president of the electoral council, although an electoral law is still in the process of being ratified by Parliament and enacted by the President.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Patriotic Movement of the Democratic Opposition (MOPOD) organized a sit-in Tuesday, October 8 at the Dominican Embassy in Petion-ville and took the opportunity to convey to the Dominican government a petition against the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent.