Nortreus to close online petition on Haiti constitution reform

The first and only online petition seeking a constitution reform in Haiti that will also include youths on the boards of the Executive and Legislative


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Nortreus to close online petition on Haiti constitution reform


The first and only online petition seeking a constitution reform in Haiti that will also include youths on the boards of the Executive and Legislative bodies might soon be closed, Haitian politician Werley Nortreus said.

 

Last year, Nortreus created the petition on constitutional amendments to the current Haitian constitution, but a lack of signatures and communication is the main reason why it is expected to be closed if nothing is done as soon as possible.

 

One of the main goals of the petition is to establish new amendments before the next general elections. According to the proposal, candidates who are at least 25 years old or older should be given a chance to be included in elections for high offices, just like older candidates. Currently, a candidate must be 35 years old or older to run for high office.

 

“The only way to have a new Haiti is to establish a new constitution that gives candidates who are 25 years old and older the right to run for a position among the three branches of the government according to their choice. A new constitution where everyone is included is the only way Haitians will be able to change the miserable situation that Haiti is in because of its old constitution”, Nortreus once said last year about why he created the petition.

 

At the beginning of this year, the Haitian government announced that they would amend the current constitution, according to sources. It was announced that the current Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, installed a transitional council with the mission to amend the constitution, set up security, and hold a general election. International soldiers may soon put boots there, but there is a lack of effort and communication when it comes to the constitution reform and a general election.

 

On Wednesday, Nortreus said his proposed amendments could help change the current situation of the country, but a lack of support from the Haitian community and communication with Haitian leaders are the reasons why he might close the petition even when he tried really hard to get things done.

 

“I created the petition last year in order to include younger politicians in Haitian politics. As I said before, Haiti needs a new constitution before the next general elections and new faces in politics. The country won't move forward with the same ideologies and leaders who are responsible for its downfall. I tried to help change the country by proposing new amendments and other plans, but my biggest challenges were a lack of signatures and communication with Haitian leaders. Without the support of the Haitian community and communication with Haitian leaders, I will not be able to get things done. The petition is still active, but there is a high percentage of chance that I will close it if I don't receive some support from Haitians and communication with Haitian leaders. The majority of people who signed my petition are citizens of Africa and others. I also would like to thank all the black and African newspapers and outlets who helped me during this battle. Most of my supporters are Africans and black media. I am really grateful for their support”, Nortreus said on Wednesday on the challenges he is still facing when it comes to his petition and how most of his supporters are Africans.

 

Kenya and other nations will soon send their police or soldiers to the Caribbean nation to reduce violence and crimes, but no date has been revealed yet. The Caribbean nation also plans to amend the constitution through a referendum or privately and then hold a general election, but no date has been revealed yet.

 

Sent in by: Surin Octave, who claimed to be responsible for submitting press releases to good media outfits like Fresh Angle International, on behalf of “a political party by Haiti politician Werley Nortreus.”

Email: jeunesdirigeantshaitiensprogressistes@outlook.com>

 

 

 

 


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