Call for Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe to resign gets mixed reaction | The Miami Herald

Commissioners were given eight days to examine five issues that arose during more than two months of talks that he held with political parties and civil society and to provide recommendations.“The commission offers a way out of the crisis if Michel Martelly accepts all of its recommendations; but then we will deal with new complicated negotiations about the new electoral council, the new prime minister and the new head of the Supreme Court,” said Robert Fatton, a Haiti expert at the University of Virginia. “The commission’s work is a first and perhaps major step in defusing the crisis, but there is no guarantee that the conflicting sectors will ultimately reach a compromise.”The recommendations come amid growing discontent over Martelly and Lamothe’s governance, intensified anti-government street protests, a depreciation of the currency and concerns by the international community that Haiti’s democratic gains in recent years could quickly erode.“The country is facing an economic and structural crisis,” the report states. “To avoid a worsening of the current situation, ‘the most credible solution to the crisis’ should allow a return in a reasonable time, to constitutional normalcy and well-functioning institutions.” via | The Miami Herald


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