Yesterday: Major demonstration against the Preval government’s incompetence was held in the town of Leogane, close to the epicenter of our recent quake. Thousands of people marched, calling for the resignation of Rene Preval and his invisible cabinet. The had special words for Prime Minister Bellerive.
20 political parties are planning some sort of demonstration this coming week for Port-au-Prince.
The scene is set for major social explosion and only awaits the arrival of some sort of leadership to coalesce the various groups into one cohesive front. Public disgust and dissatisfaction is universal and the massive majority does not view Preval as a president with any legitimacy. They know he only received 23 percent of the popular vote in the 2006 election. They know the MINUSTAH team juggled the results in a bizarrely criminal manner to give Preval 51% thus avoiding a mandatory run-ff. By doing this, the UN became a willing partner in Preval’s Presidency and must share more than 50% of the blame for the criminal incompetence that was forced upon Haiti’s massive majority.
When the people revolt, what will be the UN’s reaction??
Will they kill innocent Haitians to maintain a criminal presidency??
We may discover the answer to this question in the near future.
More buildings collapse. More people injured. Aid still a mere trickle as the government and MINUSTAH block distribution by slowing down the process.