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Haiti-Crisis: Copah wishes for good collaboration within the Presidential Transitional Council

  • May 7, 2024
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P-au-P, 07 from 2024 [AlterPresse] — The Conference of Haitian Pastors (Copah) encourages the various members of the Presidential Transitional Council (Cpt) to collaborate well with each other for the full success of this body.

“The failure of the Cpt will also be the failure of the Haitian people. It is important to do everything to prevent this from happening,” warns Doctor Ernst Pierre Vincent, special advisor to Copah, in a special interview broadcast on the private station AlterRadio 106.1 Fm and followed by the online agency AlterPresse.

Copah underlines the need for the Presidential Transitional Council to create a series of benchmarks.

She invites the Haitian people to give this Council a chance by watching it at work, before anticipating its failure.

However, this does not mean that we are giving the Cpt a blank check, she adds.

The installation of the Cpt, on Thursday April 25, 2024, constitutes a historic milestone, considers Copah, explaining how the signing of the political agreement between opposing groups – such as the Haitian Party shaved head (Phtk), Avalanche family and others, has borne fruit so far.

If the members of the Presidential Transitional Council continue to surpass themselves, their unity could bring something to the country. But, if they do not have enough intelligence and capacity to manage and resolve conflicts peacefully, this can cause problems, Copah argues.

On Tuesday April 30, 2024, on the basis of a so-called “majority” consensus, 4 delegates out of 7 designated, without a vote, Edgard Leblanc Fils (from the Collective of Political Parties of January 30, 2023) as president (coordinator) of the Cpt.

This “indissoluble majority bloc” announced, at the same time, the choice of a transitional prime minister, on the same basis, ignoring the requirements of the agreement of April 3, 2024, which constitutes the reference for the actions of the Cpt .

This action was publicly rejected by Montana’s group and political party Avalanche familytwo other sectors represented on the Council.

Copah calls for transparency in the choice of prime minister to ensure a certain credibility of the transition process.

“If everything is done in opacity, there will be no confidence in the transition. Which will lead to different disputes,” she warns.

The Cpt must take into account the fact that it is not unanimous at the level of Haitian society, since other groups believe that the solution to the crisis should come from the Court of Cassation, warns Copah.

She strongly advises not to marginalize those who see things differently, especially if they are in the minority.

“It is they (the marginalized people) who will enter into opposition and create problems preventing the functioning of the Cpt”.

Crime, which has forced tens of thousands of people to move within Haiti, represents the biggest challenge for the Presidential Transitional Council, underlines the Conference of Haitian Pastors.

From Friday March 8 to Tuesday April 9, 2024, 94,821 people left the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince to take refuge in provincial townsbecause of the violence of armed gangs.

From January to March 2024, more than 2,500 people have been killed or injured due to armed gang violencean increase of 53% compared to the quarter from October to December 2023, according to a report from the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (Binuh). [mff emb rc apr 07/05/2024 13:40]