Is Michel Martelly Pulling Out Of The Second Presidential Debate?

Candidate Michel Martelly announced that he MAY NOT take part in the second Haiti presidential debate scheduled for the week before the second round of the elections.

Michel Martelly After Haiti Election Day 2010

The candidate has already informed GIAP, the debate panel, about his intentions not to participate?

Why such a drastic decision by Michel Martelly?

If you review video # 3 of the Haiti presidential debates, you will realize that there was a big deal made about Michel Martelly's investments in the United States. He was asked flat out, if he cannot managed his investments overseas, how will he able to manage Haiti's finances?

Watch this video and listen to the question... and the commotion afterwards...

Have you seen the debate?
Watch the entire debate here, all 10 videos.

Was that a valid question?
Was it supposed to be asked?

I am not an expert in setting up debates but... According to Michel Martelly, these lines of questioning were not a part of the scheduled list of questions and deemed a personal attack from one of the panelists.

Although Martelly's lawyer confirmed that the Martelly's campaign did receive an apology from the GIAP, they argue that GIAP did not prevent this from happening.

Will there be a second debate?

So far, it doesn't look like it will happen.

What is your opinion about this?

Is Michel Martelly right for choosing not to participate in the second debates?

Reply with your comments

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Jessica says...

Good luck to haiti tomorrow! A Mickey loss would go a long way on the road to put a new face on our

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Josy says...

He pulled out, because he is very busy and a not a coward.

I think this comment is "irresponsible journalism", and should never been written or posted on this

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Richelle says...

Thumbs up, keep on throwing thing you will not succeed.Mrs pretending to have insight of information, however mrs knowing don't have no idea of anything, nome.The pressure is simply, to hot for her to handle, therefore she become insane with her

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Richelle says...

I do not know you, but from what I read in your coment that give me a close idea and beable to draw my inference of what kind of person are you.In by the way who doesn't have negative past?I can answer that one, the name is Jesus.Only him, Can you throw the first rock no you can not. Think about what I say and be honest to yourself.Stop your inclination to ruin michel, because of his past, you will not seceed.your candidate is not the best one either, she stole lesly from his first wife.You do not hold that against her, you want to talk about his past only.Well if you can not talk about them both individual past.Then you have no leg to stand, with your allegation against micky ok.We the haitian people we rather go with michel than mirlande, how long she been in politic?I leave that for you to

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Jessica says...

Funny how much you think you know me from just reading these lines about my opposition to Michel, can you point out the lies in my statement: I maintain that Martelly can' t bring out changes due to his past, his current connection to the ruling party (Bellerive his cousin is the current prime minister- A certain Delatour related to preval' s current wife is among his adviser) in Haiti now, due to his ideology, he has said that he is a dictator (his attitude toward journalists), at one point he did not want to be referred to as a haitian, he would like to see DR and Haiti fused in one island, he is using the same path as Aristide and Preval to get to power...And I could go on and on....

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Sister Sister says...

Richelle, that is a great message from you, as far as energy and content.

As you know, there are many ways of saying so many things withoug actually using vulgarity.

It is new day for Haiti, my sister, let us do our part to clean it up. Do not allow others to pull your mind into a trash can of vulgarity.

Peace and

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Richelle says...

Jessica, if you put kids in school Haiti probably you little cousins, nice,nephews if u telling the truth.

Do not tell me you put other kids in school Haiti.You never mention that before you do not sound like someone who would do that.You supporting mirlande, and she never done such thing for the Haitian kids.All you doing here is lying, you story is a complete mismatch about Michel.Why are you so nervous about Michel, you better stop otherwise you will end up in the hospital room having nervous

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Patricia says...

Mr Martelly;souvenez-vous que la source de votre force reside dans la priere.

Espere en L'Eternel!Fortifiez-vous et que votre coeur s'affermisse!Espere en L'Eternel! En vous confiant dans le Seigneur, en croyant, en esperant en lui, et en vous appuyant fortement sur sa puissance infinie, vous serez plus que vainqueurs.

Priez avec foi, et les mysteres de la providence divine vous seront

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Jessica says...

Did you say you took a leave of absence to help or you know some people who did?

how do you know how many kids I am putting thru school in haiti?

Matter of fact, I am and do not care to give you names either.

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Marie says...

Darling Jessica.

I already know that if your life was in youtube your family and friends would not speak to you. That is just something for you think about.

Tell us something new, or find something new to think about by listening to Michel's press conferences since he started to run for President.

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