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26659: Jepiem: Re: 26590:(a comment) list of political candidates (fwd)
Has anybody noticed the note on candidate #22?
Leslie Francois Manigat........." well known political scientist and party
leader served briefly as president under Namphy in 1988"
Now I assume this was a lapsus. A rather interesting one indeed! For instead
of expressing the subconscious wish of the writer of this list of candidate,
it instead reflects the haitian political reality of the time. By the so
much touted 1987 constitution, Manigat was supposed to be Namphy's boss, not the
other way around, but by the haitian reality the latter case prevailed, so
much so that when Manigat was found not to be a too obedient subordinate, he
was simply fired by his boss. The Ti zorey in Haiti says it's because he was
consorting with Jean Claude Paul then the head of the Casernes guarison in
order to topple his boss. Of course this big honcho Paul drowned in his pumpkin
soup one New Year's day and there is also a Ti Zorey report about that which
I will not comment on because it invvolves a certain previous Missus who made
a special trip to serve the soup.. Who knows? At any rate in Haiti there is
the written Constitution in the Moniteur, the official government newspaper
and then there is the constittution that the real powers to be hold in their
back pockets and only they know what's in it. And that is why today the Cour
the Cassation says one thing and the Prime Minister says another and even
forms his own commission, sort of a de facto Extra Supreme court to apply the
Constitution that he holds in his back pocket. May be it out to be a requirement
for all candidates to be that they have pants without a back pocket.