Friday, March 7, 2014

Haitan president Michel Martelly called on to resign

The party of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and its followers called this weekend for the early departure of Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, who they accused of mismanagement and lack of political will and knowhow to solve the Caribbean country’s endemic problems. The Lavalas Family party and supporters said the country is going in the wrong direction with the current administration which, they say, is involved in administrative and criminal wrongdoing, such as corruption and misappropriation of public funds, among other allegations, which government authorities have repeatedly denied. Scores of government opponents took to the streets on Friday to demand Martelly's resignation and to mark the 10th anniversary of the ouster, in February 2004, of then-president Aristide who was sent into exile as a result of an armed rebellion and the uprising of a significant portion of the population in a country that had then reached the peak of political polarization.

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