The opening of the special session of parliament, has been postponed to Wednesday, January 7, 2015, for lack of quorum at the opening session of the extraordinary National Assembly Monday, January 5, 2015.
The President of the National Assembly, Simon Desras Dieusseul, plans to organize an extraordinary conference of committee chairmen in the Senate Tuesday, January 6 in the morning.
It was 2:30 p.m. at the first call that 12 senators and 48 deputies responded. On the second call, 70 deputies and 13 senators responded. Which caused the postponement of the session of the National Assembly.
It took at least 16 senators and 51 deputies to find a quorum for starting the session in extraordinary National Assembly.
The six opposition senators, including Jean Charles Moise Jean Baptiste Beloved, and Wesner Polycarpe, are among the missing
This special session convened by order of the head of state is crucial because it should allow including the ratification of the Prime Minister appointed Paul Evans following an agreement reached in December 2014.
According to the agreement between the three powers, the Prime Minister's policy approval and other legislative work must be completed before 12 January, otherwise the deal on the extension of parliamentary mandates fell in the water.
2/3 of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives will have their term to expire January 12, 2015.