PM Ariel Henry's council is a big step for Haiti, says Haitian politician Werley Nortreus

By Surin Octave
Latin America & Caribbean PM Ariel Henry's council is a big step for Haiti, says Haitian politician Werley Nortreus
FEB 7, 2023 LISTEN

According to several sources, Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry installed a transitional council in the country to reform the constitution, improve the economy, establish security before the elections, and organize a fair and credible general election after choosing the new members who will be part of the CEP.

The names of the leaders who are part of the transitional council are Calixte Fleuridor with Haiti's Protestant Federation, who will represent civil society; Mirlande Manigat, a law professor and former first lady and presidential candidate who will represent political parties; and Laurent Saint-Cyr, president of the Haitian Chamber of Commerce, who will represent the private sector.

The council will be responsible for working with Government officials to reform Haiti's constitution, implement economic reforms, and reduce violence as killings, kidnappings, and gang violence continues to grow.

"It is the beginning of the end of the dysfunction of our democratic institutions," PM Ariel Henry said during the ceremony.

Werley Nortreus, who is a rising Haitian politician who for several years has been asking for the Haitian Government to give younger politicians and candidates the chance to the country's politics, who also even created a petition that calls for the reform of the constitution has reacted to the installation of the new transitional consul by PM Ariel on Monday, February 6, 2023.

"It has been several years that I have been saying that Haiti must reform the constitution to include younger politicians and candidates in the politics of the country because that country has been suffering for a long time. I am glad to hear that PM Ariel Henry today installed a new consul to reform the constitution, improve the economy, establish security, and organize a fair and credible general election. The future of the country depends on the reform of the constitution, security, and elections. I think it is a good idea and a good choice for the country. I hope that in the constitutional reform that will be done, the petition that I created is taken into consideration so younger politicians and candidates can run for positions among the 3 branches of the Government in elections. I think this is a big step for the country to move forward", politician Nortreus said.

Politician Nortreus himself still thinks that Haiti must focus on reforming the constitution, security for the country, and organizing a general election so that a new President and new government can be established after the general elections for long-term developments.

These are the reasons that Nortreus says he thinks that the goals and objectives that PM Ariel has set today are good ideas and a step forward for the country.