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Jean-Bertrand Aristide for Senate?
Saturday, 16 June 2012 14:46
ORLANDO, USA (defend.ht) – There is much speculation building that former two-term President Jean-Bertrand Aristide may be on the ballot to become the next Senator of the Ouest Department of Haiti.
An early list of candidates for the Haitian Senate relayed by the Father Gerard Jean Juste Foundation had notable names such as the current chief of the Haitian National Police, Mario Andresol, and famous singer, Jacques Sauveur Jean, as candidates. Perhaps most notable of all is that of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the twice elected and twice ousted president of the republic.
The correspondence from the Jean Juste Foundation claimed it had received confirmation of Aristide’s intention’s to run from Journalist Garry Pierre Paul Charles and Maryse Nassiste.
Adding to the fire, radio host on Radio Metropole, Nancy Roc, herself has chimed in on the rumors and what a Senator Aristide would mean for Haiti, writing:
"… from official sources yesterday, I learned that Jean Bertrand Aristide will be a candidate for Senator of the West (Ouest) in the next legislative elections. NEVER, in the world, in my humble knowledge, has a former head of state ran himself as candidate for Senate, so retrograde a position relative to his former as president.”
Roc also recalled to readers and listeners the history of friction between then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the former musician, now President, Michel Martelly, who many believe played a big role in both coups.
”It is therefore clear that this application will help Mr. Aristide to escape potential prosecution of justice, enjoying parliamentary immunity. Secondly, I am convinced that if Mr. Aristide was elected Senator of the West, he will maneuver to become President of the Senate of the Republic and, thereby, will WITH ALL LATITUDE CONTROL POLICY IN OPPOSITION TO THE CURRENT SYSTEM.”
DH has sent a correspondence to President Aristide on this matter and has not yet received a response.
Since returning to Haiti in March of 2011, Aristide has shied away from the public eye and has repeatedly said that he has no intention of returning to Haitian politics. Aristide has instead been engaged with his university and schools throughout the country.
Candidat Departement de L'Ouest:
- JEAN HECTOR ANACASIS (incumbent)
- MARIO ANDRESOL
- JEAN BERTRAND ARISTIDE
- MARIE DENISE CLAUDE
- CLAUDY GASSANT
- JEAN MARY CLAUDE GERMAIN
Candidat DEPATMENT L'ARTIBONITE
- JACQUES EDOUARD ALEXIS
- YOURI LATORTUE (incumbent)
Candidat Department de Nord Est
- RUDOLPH BOULOS
- JACQUES SAUVEUR JEAN
- JEAN RODOLPH JOAZILE (incumbent, currently Minster of National Defense)
- RONALD LARECHE
Candidate Department de Sud-Est
- JOSEPH LAMBERT (incumbent)
- GERALD MATHURIN
Candidate Department Centre
- EDMONDE BEAUZIL (incumbent)
- MARC GREGOIRE CHEVRY
- WILOT JOSEPH
Candidat Department Grand Anse
- MICHELE CLERIE (incumbent)
- SOREL JACINTHE
- GUY PHILLIPPE
Candidate Department Nippes
- NENEL CASSY (incumbent)
- SERGE GASPAR
- JOSEPH PIERRE LOUIS
- ASAD VOLCY
Candidate Department de Nord
- KELY C BASTIEN (incumbent)
- JULES CEMEPHISE
- PELOTA TROPICANA
- NAWOUM MACELUS
Candidate Department de Sud
- YVON BUISRETTE (incumbent)
- JEAN GABRIELLE FORTUNE
- JEAN DAVID GENESTE
Candidate Department de Nord Ouest
- EVALIERE BEAUPLAN (incumbent)
- VIKENS DERELUS