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#4640: Re: #4620: The EU on Haiti's Electoral Process (fwd) and their threat: a ques... A reply
"There hasn't been any aid to the Haitian government for the last 3 years "
I am afraid this is true. Haiti has not gotten any substantial help from the
international community in the past three years. This may in fact, explain
the reluctance of the Haitian leadership to negotiate with the International
Community, over the vote counts issue in the Senate. As I think I said
before, the current leadership seems to believe based on past experience,
that it is damned if it does and damned if it does not. The International
Community usually promise the moon and only give birth to poultry eggs.
So no matter what happens here, the future Haitian Government which will be
very likely an Aristide government, will not get much help if any, from the
International Community. This is my assessment, based on our limited
experience for the past few years. I still believe however, that the Lavalas
leadership needs to negotiate a way out of this issue by having some of the
elected Senators go back for a second round. It is very, very likely that
most (if not all of them) will still win. This will be good for the party's
image. This will also prove to those who follow Haiti closely, that there
was, nor is there any intention by the IC to give any help to a government
which they view unfairly with suspicion. The real goal here, as far as I can
see it, is to "box it and kill it". This is why I think Lavalas must be
careful. You win a war by sometimes, losing a few battles. That is what at
least to me, the art of negotiating is all about.