Haiti gets new government | The Miami Herald

“Some 28 years after the adoption of the Constitution in March 1987, we still struggle to put in place all the institutions that our fundamental Charter had planned,” Martelly acknowledged. “Today 44 months after my installation… we must humbly admit our weaknesses and our collective mistakes, arising from old demons of mistrust, divisions and intolerance that still cross our minds after more than 200 years.”

For the second time this century, a Haitian president is ruling without a functioning parliament, meaning in essence Haiti has one-man rule. The next few days and weeks will be critical in determining whether Haiti — and Martelly, who beginning Friday will host a three-day visit by the U.N. Security Council — can properly manage a political tinderbox. via | The Miami Herald


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