Citing, Then Blighting

The historian Claude Moïse, whose book La croix et la bannière the Haiti Democracy Project translated into English in 2002, trenchantly asks how President Moïse can freely avail himself of the constitution by invoking its five-year presidential term, yet violate it by staging a strictly-forbidden referendum on a new constitution. As befits a writer of his stature, he freely acknowledges the complexities, yet in this instance, he fails to resolve them and ends by airily dismissing them in the Haitian manner

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.”