Court reinstates former head of Haitian Senate | The Miami Herald

“I won,” said Desras.

The National Palace informed Desras last month that his senatorial mandate had expired. But the lawmaker, who was elected in 2011 in a special election, had always maintained that his mandate was for six years, not four.

On Tuesday, a Haitian court overruled the Palace, saying Desras’ term expires in September 2017.

“Now it’s not just me asking them to reinstate me, but I have the law on my side,” he told the Miami Herald.

While Desras’ reinstatement brings the number of Senators to 11, it won’t have an impact on President Michel Martelly’s one-man rule. The former singer-turned-president has been ruling by decree since parliament was rendered dysfunctional on Jan. 12. via | The Miami Herald.

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