Martelly candidacy could be inconstitutionnel

Jr - March 27 2011, 8:48 AM

Democracy without a constitution is definetely worse than anarchy.

The 135th article from the 1987 Constitution of Haiti stipulates under paragrah (e):
"To be elected President of the Republic of Haiti, a candidate must have resided in the country for five (5) consecutive years before the date of the elections." Whereas, the same requirements apply for the electoral process.

Three news articles two of them published in 2007 by The Palm Beach Post and The Miami Herald suggested that presidential candidate Michel Joseph Martelly was still a resident of the state of Florida in June 2007. Therefore, he failed to meet the residency requirements as stipulated by article 135e of the constitution.

Only in Haiti an illegal canditate could become president.

I wonder if there is anyone in Haiti who knows how to read. Unbelievable!!!

Evidences at

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Ouvejew says...

That is interesting jr, now you have everybody wondering if Aristide returning as president, back then, was constitutional since he resided 3 years... more »