Haiti: PAP Mayor Jason Got Replaced without Any Resistance
- Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:08 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The new cartel assigned in Port-au-Prince city hall to replace the one led by the elected Jean Yves Jason Muscadin was installed Monday in the absence of the rebellious mayor. Jason and employees of the Capital Municipality had announced they would stand against the unconstitutional replacement, they say, of the cartel elected 6 years ago.
The new cartel is composed of Hyacinthe Gabrielle, Jean-Marie and Junior Gerald Descorbette Estimate. The new councilors were committed to their task by the Secretary of State to local governments, Fritz Jean Louis, assisted by his colleague of the Interior, Georges Racine.
Outside the Annex building of the Town Hall, about two dozen supporters of President Martelly throwing slogans in his favor, against Mayor Jason and Senator Jean-Charles Moise they claimed the arrest because of his allegations concerning the foreign nationality of the head of state.
Protests come from all sides against the replacement of elected municipal councils, while the interior minister, Thierry Mayard Paul, had clearly promised to keep them until the next elections. However, he indicated that it will only affect dysfunctional or failed cartels.
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