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#4554: Re: #4545: SENATE RESOLUTION OF THE U.S. : Lafortune comments




From: joseph lafortune <ctec4234@yahoo.com>

 Very touchy, touchy enough for the claivoyant
individual to understand the limitations and the
boundaries of the American Senate.It is customary that
Haitian have been living within that false
expectation:
"ca blan di" what does the white man say. They are
making one mistake,there wouldn't or shouldn't one
more invasion by the US.
 
For the last thirty/thirty five years, we have
assisted to the psycho social rupture of the haitian
whose drugs, predators, dysfunction or rupture of the
haitian family,Family values and on......
Will due respect;
HAITI IS IS NEED OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
ALTERNATIVES
Rehabilitation of the haitian mentality
The Diaspora, its historical role in the democratic
process
Recognition of the protestant sector as part of the
civil society
New political Platform
Health=Education+Employment,
By lack of methodology and organization, there is a
loss of responsibility, no directives, the ideal to be
citizen is lost, no direct participation of the
population in the State Affairs. The concept :
            "concern citizen" is lost  














--- Robert Corbett <bcorbett@netcom.com> wrote:
> 
> From: jacqueline murray <jlataillade@yahoo.com>
> > 
> > 
> > Calendar No. 657
> > 
> > 106th CONGRESS
> > 
> > 2d Session
> > 
> > S. CON. RES. 126
> > Expressing the sense of Congress that the
> President should support
> > free
> > and fair elections and respect for democracy in
> Haiti.
> > 
> > 
> > IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
> > 
> > June 30, 2000
> > Mr. HELMS, from the Committee on Foreign
> Relations, reported the
> > following original concurrent resolution; which
> was placed on the
> > calendar
> > 
> > 
> >
>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
> > Expressing the sense of Congress that the
> President should support
> > free
> > and fair elections and respect for democracy in
> Haiti.
> > 
> > Whereas the legacy of fiat and abuse of the
> Duvalier dictatorship led
> > the framers of the 1987 Haitian constitution to
> provide for clear
> > separation of powers;
> > 
> > Whereas the 1987 Haitian constitution permanently
> vests all
> > legislative
> > authority in an independent National Assembly;
> > 
> > Whereas national and local elections were held in
> Haiti on May 21,
> > 2000,
> > which were intended to restore the independent
> legislature which was
> > dismissed by Haiti's President, Rene Preval
> Garcia, in January 1999;
> > 
> > Whereas the Haitian people are to be congratulated
> for patiently and
> > peacefully voting in large numbers on May 21,
> 2000, despite an
> > unfavorable electoral environment;
> > 
> > Whereas the legitimacy of the May 21, 2000,
> elections has been
> > compromised by organizational flaws, political
> murders, the
> > involvement
> > of the Haitian National Police in the arrest and
> intimidation of
> > opposition figures,
> > manipulation of the independent Provisional
> Electoral Council by the
> > Government of Haiti and the ruling Fanmi Lavalas
> party, and the
> > publication of fraudulent results;
> > 
> > Whereas the Provisional Electoral Council has been
> compromised by
> > Fanmi
> > Lavalas partisans operating within the Council and
> inappropriate
> > pressure and threats made against members of the
> Council from the
> > highest levels of the Haitian government to induce
> the Council to
> > issue
> > fraudulent results;
> > 
> > Whereas Leon Manus, President of the Provisional
> Electoral Council,
> > was
> > forced to flee Haiti in fear for his life and in a
> statement released
> > June 21, 2000 noted that the opposition had made
> `legitimate'
> > challenges
> > to the
> > credibility of the electoral process and that the
> Council `was often
> > plagued with traps and attacks' and fought
> `slanders and threats'
> > that
> > came `most often from state actors' and received
> `from the highest
> > level
> > of the government, unequivocal messages on the
> consequences that
> > would
> > follow if [he] refused to publish supposed final
> results';
> > 
> > Whereas the Provisional Electoral Council is no
> longer viewed as
> > credible or independent by a broad spectrum of
> political parties and
> > civil society groups in Haiti;
> > 
> > Whereas Haitian organizations, including the
> Chamber of Commerce,
> > political parties, the Association of Haitian
> Industrialists, the
> > Roman
> > Catholic Bishops Conference, and the Protestant
> Federation have
> > strongly
> > protested the publication of election results that
> do not correspond
> > to
> > the provisions of Haiti's electoral law and
> generally accepted norms
> > and
> > which have also been contested by the president of
> the Provisional
> > Electoral Council;
> > 
> > Whereas the international community, including the
> United States,
> > Canada, France, the United Nations, and the
> Organization of American
> > States, has condemned attempts to manipulate the
> May 21, 2000,
> > electoral
> > process in
> > Haiti; and
> > 
> > Whereas the absence of free and fair elections and
> the resultant
> > failure
> > to constitute a duly elected legislative Body in
> Haiti constitutes a
> > major setback for the Haitian people's aspirations
> for peace and
> > democracy, could result in instability in Haiti,
> and directly
> > jeopardizes United States anti-narcotics
> objectives in Haiti and the
> > region: Now, therefore, be it
> > 
> > Resolved by the Senate (the House of
> Representatives concurring),
> > That
> > Congress--
> > 
> > (1) condemns the electoral fraud being perpetrated
> against the
> > Haitian
> > people and the continuing interruption of
> democratic institutions in
> > Haiti;
> > 
> > (2) calls on the Government of Haiti forthwith to
> end its
> > manipulation
> > of the electoral process and take immediate steps
> to reverse the
> > fraudulent results announced by the remaining
> members of the
> > Provisional
> > Electoral
> > Council;
> > 
> > (3) calls on the Government of Haiti to
> immediately engage in a
> > thorough
> > and verifiable process involving the National
> Observation Council
> > (CNO),
> > all concerned Haitian political parties, as well
> as private sector
> > and
> > other civil society organizations, to review all
> reported
> > irregularities
> > and allegations of fraud and authenticate the true
> results of the
> > election so that a legitimate,
> democratically-elected National
> > Assembly
> > and local councils can be seated;
> > 
> 
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