It is evident that Daniel Rouzier’s rejection for the Prime Minister
position was Inite’s way of telling President Martelly that,”You won the
presidential election, but we run the country”.
The sad thing is the last presidential election was a referendum on Preval
and his party. Through fraud, Preval and his comrades in the provisional
electoral council have managed to win a number of seats in Parliament.
People who have lived through the Francois Duvalier era told me that was one
of the reasons Francois Duvalier dissolved Parliament was because he realized that he could never effectively govern the country with Parliament always at his throat trying to undermine every decisions he made.
I firmly believe that Haiti is not ready for democracy, we do not yet have any sound democratic institutions that would keep Parliament in check; if we did Parliament wouldn’t have been allowed to reject Daniel Rouzier without any clear evidence that he wasn’t qualified for the job. I do not think any other Martelly’s candidate for the top job would be approved without significant compromise with “Inite”; and we all know what they want: the top administrative posts in order to secure their bank accounts.
Now Martelly will have to demonstrate that not only he knows how to win an
election, but he can control “Inite”
In my humble opinion, I think Parliament should be dissolved asap.