Haiti Senator Steven Benoit Joins The Martelly Opposition

Haitian senator Steven Benoit, a personal friend of president Michel Martelly, has just made a public announcement that he has joined opposition... Why? Many reasons... Steven Benoit explains...


Haiti Senator Steven Benoit

"Yes, I am in the opposition," Senator Steven Benoit says, "because the country works very poorly. The situation is too serious, I am forced to break my silence"

Senator Benoit is upset over President Martelly's decisions regarding education in Haiti and the Issues of over the selection of two deputes, a job of Haiti's Electoral Council, not the president of Haiti.

According to Steven Benoit, only Direction General Des Impots (DGI) and Administration generale des douanes (AGD) are allowed to collect money; therefore the fact that President Martelly is collecting funds for education on remittances and phone calls to Haiti is is a flagrant violation of the Constitution.

There are other issues as well...

Haiti Libre reports that Senator Steven Benoit is dissatisfied with Martelly's intention to form a Provisional electoral Council for a term of two years while the amended Constitution asks for a CEP permanent, the fact that judges have yet to be named, the request the renewal of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (CIRH) when president Martelly was campaigning against the CIRH...

This is the hottest topic on Haitian Radio today...

Two questions have been raised on radio: First... The fact that Steven Benoit said he would give Martelly 6 months grace period; it hasn't been 6 months. Second... The fact that there is still no government.

What have you heard?

What do you think?

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Therese says...

Rosemine Jean, I do not care how you feel, that comment was ignorant.

Where is your sense patriotism?

Instead of reading about politics, why don't you go read the latest gossip blog?

It may be more appropriate for your intellectual level.

You, ROSEMINE, are the problem with

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William Jusme says...

I know what the president did regarding school in Haiti may not be constitutional.

However, it works for the Haitians kids. We can see what he is doing with the money.

The biggest problem these senators and the deputies have they cannot put their hands on the money.

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William Jusme says...

I know what the president did regarding school in Haiti may not be constitutional.

However, it works for the Haitians kids. We can see what he is doing with the money.

The biggest problem these senators and the deputies have they cannot put their hands on the money.

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Elisabeth says...

Good evening to all my brothers and sisters in Haiti and around the world
Just a little note to say thank you again to Ronald Altieri for the clear analysis of the senator Steven Benoit I was really shock to see him going with the opposition, as usual I believe the President will continue to work hard towards his goal to better Haiti and gives us our pride back.
Lets all ask senator Steven Iverson Benoit WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR HAITI

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Erla says...

La situation d'haiti est tres grave il n'y a pas de doute la-dessus mais je ne pense pas que le president soit le prinncipal responsable, il ne faut pas oublier que

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Ronald Altieri says...

Ti benoit wants to make a name for himself, and is exposing just how intelligent he is. Bravo steve! But fortunately some of us are well aware that intelligence without common sense is simply non-sense.

Briefly, let us think a little bit, and ask ourselves:
1) Where was ti benoit when all the stuff was going on with Preval and the constitution?

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Mac Handal says...

Senateur Steven Benoit, voici de bonne nouvelles.

Oui le president Michel Martelly peut promouvoir la recollection des fonds pour financer des projets sociaux en Haiti.

Le president n'est pas un polititien de carriere, il est un ARTIST.

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Rosemine Jean says...

At the end: Haiti is not ready to be a free country, especially after 1986.

Give it to the others countries that want it.

It will can be better faster.

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Maryse Day says...

Vous avez une

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Eder Prince says...

fre pa'm pale sa ou konnin ok, pa pale bagay ou pa konnin wap mele ok. tout fos lwa et tout decret lwa perdu fos si yon lwa ou bien yon lot decret lwa sorti nan circonstance nan ok. constitution an se manman lwa yon pays a sauf yon amendement ka mete constitution a te ok. epi pa nonmin nom alpha e omega le ou we wap di tintin ok. que bon Dieu pardonne ou paske ou pa konn sa wap

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