Joseph Lambert and Kely Bastien Removed from INITE
- Monday, May 28, 2012 11:28 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Former senators, "Joseph Lambert and Kely C. Bastien officially excluded from the Platform INITE", read a resolution adopted by the executive board of the majority party of the Haitian Parliament.
"Given the recent positions taken by each, it seemed necessary, timely and imperative to definitively treat the case of Senators Joseph Lambert and Kely Bastien," a note sent to the Editor of Radio Vision 2000 on Friday night said.
"The Executive Committee submitted a principled position on what should be the attitude that this political structure is entitled to expect of those elected," the note continued to say.
"This decision was taken due to the fact that these two MPs (members of parliament) have stopped participating in meetings and activities of the platform, thus cutting off all relations with the executive committee."
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The platform also criticized the two former senators for taking political positions contrary to the guidelines and decisions identified by the Inite Executive Board, noting that "Joseph Lambert and Kely Bastien focused deliberately undermine the fundamental interests of the said platform."
It must be said that this action follows the declaration and the resolution adopted at Mirebalais on 1, 2 and 3 March 2012 by the platform to remove Joseph Lambert as coordinator of the party.
Joseph Lambert currently serves as a special advisor to President Michel Martelly, while his former colleague, Kely Bastien, previously tipped to be the Environment Minister, saw his name removed from the final list of members of the current government.