The road is long, but the first step has been taken. The head of state senators and four of the group of six met on Friday after more than four long months since the collapse of talks at the Best Western hotel in June. Michel Martelly and Jean William Jeanty, Pierre Francky Exius, Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime and John Joseph Joel believe that further talks to find a solution to the pre-election crisis.
Punctual, the opposition senators are already on site 20 minutes before the hour. It is 12 40. restaurant Karibe Convention Center, Jean William Jeanty, Pierre Francky Exius, Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aimé and John Joel Joseph are passing the time before the arrival of the head of state. Not surprisingly, their Moise Jean-Charles Westner Polycarpe and colleagues did not answer the call. Ten minutes later, Michel Martelly, all smiles, arrives, escorted by numerous security guards. He greets people, shakes their hand and takes the elevator leading to the room where the meeting will take place. Three minutes later, Ambassador Yves Mazile picks wisely and how senators hold.
Away from the microphones and cameras of journalists, the head of state and parliamentarians discuss how to find a solution to the pre-election crisis. They put six hours to do so. For the second meeting in four months between Martelly and the G-6, there is no agreement or roadmap to sign. This meeting is only part of the series of consultations initiated for weeks by the tenant of the National Palace.
"I continue consultations with different parties and sectors of national life, said the head of state before leaving the hotel Karibe surrounded by his advisors. When we have seen a majority, the President will be to synthesize from the proposals that have been made ... It was always on our agenda to meet everyone ... Thank you and I wish you a good weekend ... "said tersely Michel Martelly.
There was no question of negotiations with the president, for his part stressed to reporters Senator Pierre Francky Exius. It was not until the meeting with the six political parties and groups in opposition and begin the negotiations, he added. "We told him of our desire to find a solution to the crisis, reported the senator Exius. We have also asked the president to meet with six entities of the opposition. He expressed his wish to meet to find a solution to the crisis facing the country. "
For now, there are no other meetings in prospect between President Martelly and the group of six opposition senators. However, the head of state promised to meet the six-party opposition political groupings (Fanmi Lavalas, Fusion, INIT, MOPOD, pou Ayiti Kontrapepla and Ayisyen) in the series of consultations, informed the log G-6.
Reached by telephone by the newspaper after the meeting with the Head of State at the hotel Karibe, Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime "there was no clash between us, nor displaced. lyrics The meeting went well and the President Martelly has performed well. He wanted the group of six is the caller for further talks, but it is said that it is with the six political parties of the opposition we come from the need to continue the discussions and if necessary we could always intervene ... "
Unlike the meeting held at the Best Western hotel in June, the players have given the impression that they are willing to make concessions. President Martelly does not threaten to use Article 12 of the Agreement of El Rancho or the group of six that remains fixed on Article 289 of the Constitution for the Provisional Electoral Council as a prerequisite for voting amendments to the electoral law.
With this meeting at the Hotel Karibe between Michel Martelly and the group of six opposition senators, a first step was taken because the protagonists are separated into agreeing to further talks. But the way to go to solve the crisis is long.