Madame Manigat made a strange statement during a talk today.
She said the Rene Preval would control (appoint the Prime Minister) the Prime Minister’s office and Parliament, while she would be President. In other words, she will be a simple figurehead while Rene Preval controls the Prime Minister’s office, names the Cabinet and controls Parliament.
This leaves Manigat as powerless as Ireland’s President.
But is does confirm her abandonment of everything she and her husband have claimed, over the years – Integrity and Patriotism. They are now willing to abandon all of this for a ceremonial position as an impotent president.
She has lost the respect of her community in return for a few million dollars and Preval’s promise to back her with all the power of his political party – INITE.
Preval will maneuver to get a Celestin/Manigat run-off, then knock her out of the game in the run-off.
Then she will be left with no reputation, but will retain a large bank account.
Sadly, in Haiti this is enough to be accepted in society.