Pounding on the Door

At this press conference at the Ritz-Kinam Hotel, the candidates let the world know that women will be pushing on the doors that have kept them from meaningful representation

Transition Is Unconstitutional

By Julie J. Chung, assistant secretary of state. Who would those people be? How chosen? To whom accountable? Under what law? The State Department asks the right questions. But as usual with this genre, it is long on admonitions to Haitians and short on introspection into the U.S. policy failures that brought Haiti to this pass

Referendum Is Unconstitutional

By Georges Michel. The 1987 constitution, Article 3, says, “Toute Consultation Populaire tendant à modifier la Constitution par voie de Referendum est formellement interdite.”

Woman Candidate Shot

While riding home to Croix-des-Bouquets after a women candidates’ meeting on May 6, Jerline is shot in the neck. We don’t know all the circumstances, but violence against women candidates is commonplace and the number-one impediment to their entering politics

Rounding Up the Sud-Est

Wiselaine, our women’s project director, during April 3 – May 3, 2021, set up a women-candidates recruiting structure in the Sud-Est province.

Constitutional ABCs

Article 134-2 makes the new president start immediately after a late election. It juggles the schedule to accommodate this. But in Jovenel Moïse’s case, the amendment was ignored. He wasn’t allowed to start immediately after his election. Out goes Article 134-2, both substance and scheduling

How Article 134-2’s Parts Interact

ARTICLE 134-1. The term of the President is five (5) years. Jovenel Moïse was inaugurated in February 2017. He didn’t begin when the election was certified, as per Article 134-2 as amended, so the scheduling in that amendment is also out.