René Préval Needs to Do Well in Office

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René Préval Needs to Do Well in Office

Post by Michel Nau_ » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:34 am

Vote dispute seen as possible Préval liability

The acting U.S. ambassador in Haiti predicts president-elect René Préval will need to do well in office to keep political opponents -- and accusations of election fraud -- at bay.

Haitians, meanwhile, are waiting for the word on Aristide.
BY STEVENSON JACOBS
Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE - Opponents of Haiti's president-elect could use the country's disputed election result to try and weaken his government ''if he doesn't perform,'' the top American diplomat in Haiti said Saturday.

René Préval was declared the winner Thursday after electoral authorities decided to divide 85,000 blank votes among the candidates to avoid a runoff.
The move gave Préval the 51 percent of the vote he needed for outright victory, drawing angry complaints fr
om his two nearest rivals, neither of who polled close to Préval's numbers in the Feb. 7 vote.

PRESSURE TO PERFORM
Tim Carney, the acting U.S. ambassador in Haiti, said Préval clearly would have won the election but acknowledged the disputed outcome could hurt his government if he fails in office.

''If he doesn't perform, yes it could weaken him,'' Carney said during an interview with The Associated Press at his residence. ``If he does perform, nobody will remember it.''
Préval had been just short of a majority with more than 90 percent of the vote tabulated.

Haitian officials decided late Wednesday to divide the blank ballots cast among the candidates in proportion to the percentage they had already received.

RUNOFF AVERTED
If Préval had fallen short of a majority, he would have faced a March runoff against the second-pla
ce finisher, Leslie Manigat. Manigat, also a former president, has accused election officials of violating the rules to declare Préval the winner. The third-place finisher, Charles Henri Baker, all but accused Préval of fraud.
Baker said Friday that declaring Préval the winner without a runoff ``presages a somber future for democracy in Haiti.''On Saturday, Préval remained at his sister's gated house in the hills east of the capital, where he has been meeting with politicians -- both allies and opponents -- in an effort to form a new government.

Haitians, meanwhile, waited to hear how Préval plans to deal with violence, poverty and his stance on his former ally, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who is living in exile in South Africa after being ousted as president by a violent rebellion two years ago.
South African President Thabo Mbeki on Saturday said Préval's victory was ''an expression of the democratic will of the people of Haiti'' but made no mention of Aristide,
who still has wide support among Haiti's poor.

MUM ON ARISTIDE
Préval has not said whether he would allow Aristide to return, a move Carney acknowledged some of Préval's supporters may expect.''I suspect a pretty good number [of supporters], especially these gang leaders in Cité Soleil, really think they can make Préval believe he either owes them or they can buffalo him'' into bringing Aristide back, Carney said, referring to the seaside slum that is a base of support for Aristide and Préval.
Maryse Narcisse, Aristide's spokeswoman, declined to say whether Aristide and Préval were in contact.

''MAN OF THE PAST"
Carney doubted there was much popular support in Haiti to bring back Aristide.
''I think the elections confirmed that Aristide is a man of the past, unlikely to have any role in Haiti's future,'' he
said.

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Post by admin » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:12 am

The article above is written in a foreign language for which we need help in translation, but I'll give it a first try.

[quote]''If he doesn't perform, yes it could weaken him,'' Carney said during an interview...[/quote]

Translation: The acting U.S. ambassador to Haiti, Timothy Carney, did not waste any time sending signals to all political operatives in Haiti that if Préval does not submit to Washington DC's diktats, funds will be made available to weaken the new government.

[quote]...with The Associated Press at his residence.[/quote]
What better way to frame the media?

[quote]"If he does perform, nobody will remember it.''[/quote]
nobody will remember WHAT??? That René Préval commi
tted the crime of being chosen by the majority of the people instead of fringe candidates (12% and 8%), more palatable to the intellectual and DC-subservient elites?

[quote]Préval had been just short of a majority with more than 90 percent of the vote tabulated.[/quote]
Lies, bold lies, damn lies... but if you repeat them enough times, they will in time start sounding like the truth... a time honored principle.

The vast majority of people in Haiti wanted René Préval as Président. All the "magouy" that systematically were set in motion to reduce his electoral percentage did not succeed in forcing a second tour, because the people would not put up with that. Stop the con game, please.

[quote]Haitian officials decided late Wednesday to divide the blank ballo
ts cast among the candidates in proportion to the percentage they had already received.[/quote]
Nothing but a face-saving measure that does not make any sense at all, except to reinforce the falsehood that Préval needed a special boost from the international community to put him over the top. Mezanmi, kaka je pa linèt, non!

[quote]If Préval had fallen short of a majority, he would have faced a March runoff against the second-place finisher, Leslie Manigat. Manigat, also a former president, has accused election officials of violating the rules to declare Préval the winner.[/quote]
Of course, of course! Mr. 12% feels that he nearly had a chance to earn the hearts of the Haitian voters, if only "the international community" allowed him to show the heavy weapons he had left in his bag for the ultimate showdown in a steel cage, no-holds-barred death match in which the man from Marmelade could have been reduced to Konfiti.
n
Is there a psychiatric hospital for cantankerous megalomaniacs in Haiti?

[quote]The third-place finisher, Charles Henri Baker, all but accused Préval of fraud.[/quote]
Are you taking notes, Michel Nau? All your notes to the forum have been very critical of Leslie Manigat so far...while being, at the same time, exceedingly generous to Charles Baker. Is this a case of "2 pwa, 2 mezi" (two weights, two scales). I am following your gymnastics, brother. You have been very entertaining.

[quote]Baker said Friday that declaring Préval the winner without a runoff "presages a somber future for democracy in Haiti.''[/quote]
E pa li papa! Is this an announcement for Grenn Nan Bounda, the Sequel? Aktè prensipal: Mesye 7% ak patisipasyon bofrè li, metè-an-sèn ekstraodinè.

[quote]On Saturday, Préval remained at his sister's gated house in the hills east of the capital, where he has been meeting with politicians --
both allies and opponents -- in an effort to form a new government. [/quote]
The pressures are rising... The vultures are circling... waiting to peck at the newborn (depi akouchman an gen okenn difikilte ladan l, Dr. Timothy Carney deja la, lap tann, gan li nan men li deja).

Mezanmi, gen anpil anpil djòb pou moun fè tradiksyon wi sèjousi, se pa de yon lang a yon lòt non, men de angle a angle, de franse a franse. Erezman pou kreyòl la menm. li pale li konprann.

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Post by Michel Nau_ » Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:57 pm

PRESSURE!!! PRESSURE!! PRESSURE!!
Preval is under pressure to perform well!! Pressure from the left as well as from the right.
This word keeps coming back and forth and a lot of people are concerned by this word pressure that could impair someone ability to perform.
Not too many people like to work under pressure.
Some people like to refer to it as “deal” and use it when it is on their advantage. For instance, they like to say that: Aristide was forced out under pressure/ deal made by the international Community.
But they don't like to hear when other people say that: The CEP caved in under pressure/ deal, and declared Preval president, they want to hear that the people elected Preval not pressure or deal.

Nevertheless, the US Ambassador is sending a clear message to the new government which is:
Like it or not, Pressure put you IN!! Pressure can a
lso take you OUT!!
Preval should know that he is under pressure to perform well!!
Like in every job, there will be a performance evaluation; done by the “people” who put him there.
He should get his priorities straight. He needs to come up with a well and conceivable plan to fight insecurity, violence, kidnapping, corruption, and above all poverty.

The “no deal” people are starting making pressure on him by talking about bringing Aristide back home.
Bringing him back at such an early stage of Preval's governance should not be considered as one of his priorities.

Aristide has been out of the country for almost 2 years now, and the people don't really care about him not being around.
In the provinces, some of them didn't even know that he was gone.

Preval you're the man!! Do the right thing!!

Michel

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Shout Michel, shout it out loud, it still won't be TRUTH!!

Post by Ezili Danto » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:37 pm

Don't doubt it apharion. Our Haitian blood makes them money. Everyone is getting paid of Haiti's "crisis" right now - Tim Carney's got a job in Haiti because of it. Levy, Walmart, Brown & Root, Disney, all right now making mula bucks in Haiti while the majority can barely breathe. Haiti has a strategic location, right next to Cuba and not far from Venezuela. US wants this land to play with and launch its coup against Cuba and Venezuela. Also, the Gildan company is getting rich with Apaid runnning the plantation factories for them.

But apharion, Ezili Danto also once wrote at http://www.haitiforever.com/forum/viewt ... 3664#13664
[quote]...In fact, let's go further and point out, EMPHASIZE, how the United States government and U.S. NGOs "aid programs" in Haiti, not only undermine Haiti's democracy, our peoples human and civil rights,
Haiti's sovereignty, security, stability but our people's very physical existence. For, there are also US “aid programs,” right now in Haiti, undermining food security in Haiti. (See, for instance, Feeding Dependency, Starving Democracy: USAID Policies in Haiti, by Grassroots International )

What the US “aid programs” does to Haiti is not new: IT KEEPS HAITI THE POOREST IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. When will the New York Times cover that obvious story, keep it as the contextual backdrop for reporting on Haiti's plight. ....[/quote]

But, I understand your puzzlement apharion.

With all that I know, I still sometimes am shocked all over again and just stand back and ask WHY? (See most recently when the ballots, supposedly in the custody and safekeeping of MINUSTHA, were found charred and burning for three days. I asked exactly what you asked, Apharion,[quote] "Why? Why all this massive resources and squandered cre
dibility being used by the international community powers against the people Haiti. Why? ....Why prevent a desperately POOR country from self-governance and empowerment. What do they want with Haiti?....why so many, career diplomats, military man, governments, international institutions are willing to participate in this "Outright thievery and fraud in broad DAYLIGHT!!!....We are being PLAYED folks. Kept busy. There's more here than meets the eye.... "
[/quote]

Is it Iridium, oil in Haiti or US access to a base at Mole St. Nicholas. For, it's unbelievable that a country as rich as the US would be so utterly mean and gross, as expressed in Haiti, by their representatives, Carney, today in particular!!!! Absolutely indecent. Especially for us, who were raised in America and actually still want to believe in
"...in to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.&qu
ot;

I was raised on that too and still want to make it true for the peoples living in the Americas.

********

But the likes of Michelnau, Carney, IRI, McCain and HDP won't let Haiti live free Apharion. They are about profit-over-people. And all else is sentimentality.

But, shout Michel, shout it out loud that "a deal" put Preval into office, and it still won't be TRUTH!!

Shout Michelnau, shout it out loud, until you're as red as a lobster or as fat as Gwo Jera, a deal did not take President Aristide out of Haiti.

The Kidnapping of President Aristide: Even the US State Department's own expert, own translator, Bryant Freeman, said President Aristide did not resign. (Yet every mainstream media reporting on Haiti since the Coup D'etat either omits this fact and report that president Aristide "fleeing" Haiti or resigning voluntarily. See: The Smoking gun: Aristide Didn't Resign

rcosphere.narconews.com/story/2004/3/16/0120/39322, or go to HLLN website to download the actual Pdf Letter in the Kreyol Original and the PDF translation in English, at:


Michelnau's last breath may utter "Preval wasn't elected by the people of Haiti, he was PUT, straitjacketed by U.S. and the international community into the National Palace." HLLN predicted this as your next move, Michelnau.

(See, HLLN's position on foreign-sponsored elections under coup d'etat, dictatorship and occupation | Haitian Perspectives by Marguerite Laurent, October 31, 2005

See, also HLLN's 3 scenarios for these elections, dated Feb. 7, 2006;

See: Fraud anticipated to compel a second round, Feb. 7, 2006


See, They're improvizing, an Ezili Danto answer to Michel
nau


Read Michelnau spin " Mon che Gelin fok mwen di ou ke gen yon gran posibilite pou ke eleksyon sa pase kom pibel eleksyon ki pa jam fet nan istwa peyi a." and Ann Pale's folks breaking it down for him at

See, Let them save face, let us continue to struggle for justice: )

When Michelnau attacked and mistated HLLN position on the rigged elections, we wrote back [18=size]Get the facts straight, please, Michelnau , Feb. 11, 2006 at


HLLN also wrote [quote]...HLLN has never bought the idea that elections alone, not to mention elections-under-occupation or run by foreigners and an unconstitutional regime will solve Haiti's social and economic
disparities. Moreover, the sewage of the coup d'etat will seep into these selections even if the ballot counting reflects the actual votes of the majority of the
people casting votes in February 7th, 2006.... [/quote]

Shout Michel, shout it out loud, that the international community put Preval in office and it still won't take away the people's victory over oppression, fleeting as it might be, victory it is nonetheless and with this new Haitian mood, the mobilization against tyranny is only getting stronger!!

The Haitian people will always respond and say to you, Michelnau Feb. 7, 2006 DEFEATED your bloody bi-centennial coup d'etat, Michelnau. Believe that!!! The Death Plan didn't work and neither will this newly Carney-HDP-IRI-McCain-directed U.S. low-intensity warfare against the Haitian people, beginning now centering on Preval.

gainstDeathPlan_Haiti.html

Why be so PREDICTABLE Michelnau!!! (See, HLLN notes 3 scenarios for these selections, Feb. 7, 2006 predicted on Feb. 7, 2006 and copied herein. Nau, nau, nau, to keep exposing your people's elementary brain matter would simply be utterly too fun Michelnau, if Haitian lives and our liberty and peace of mind wasn't on the line.)

Why make a "deal" to count the SUSPECT white ballots when there were Haitian votes on hand, still to be counted on Wed. Feb. 15, 2006? 'splain that Michelnau?

Ezili Danto wrote[quote]....with this farce of a "deal" and no mainstream media telling the truth, but quoting these "diplomats" (Tim Carney/HDP) spin as if it was the whole truth, they've managed to create this idea that Rene Preval was, as Guy writes, given a boost by the diplomats and negotiators to help him win and avoid bloodshed in Haiti!!! Only serpents from hell cou
ld be so slippery and dishonest. And, only with the approval and collusion of the mainstream press will these folks be allowed to make the victims (Rene Preval and the people of Haiti) the perpetrators of electoral fraud and themselves (the losers) the injured party!.... (See: Boulos and Tim Carney's overreaching, destabilizing Preval )[/quote]

This was sent out on Feb. 7, 2006
[quote]- Standing on Truth, Living without Fear: HLLN's position on foreign-sponsored elections under coup d'etat, dictatorship and occupation | Haitian Perspectives by Marguerite Laurent, October 31, 2005 http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressc ... tfear.html

HLLN's position hasn't changed much. Only additional comment to the above would be: Here are the three scenarios that are foreseeable for the Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 elections:

1. Preval wins but the internationals steal the vote or it is mismanaged because of in
tented logistical difficulties and the coup d'etat folks deny the mass votes for Preval and arbitrarily declare Baker the winner. Then, we have the same status quo as under Latortue with the people under repression and UN troops upholding an unelected unconstitutional government without a Haitian mandate. (De facto Protectorate)

2. Preval wins but he is controlled, compromised. That is he is requested to go after the “gangs” no real DDR or asylum is given, as under Latortue, to the opponents of Group 184 et al, only to the former military and FRAPH– But Preval is acknowledged, by the internationals as the legitimate President, but he is required to rule with an occupational force legitimizing the minority in the parliament and elsewhere. Whatever shape the politique de doublure takes, same chaos as we have now expect worst with Preval losing his current base like Aristide lost some of his popular backing because pushed to do the dirty work of the neo-liberals. (De facto Protectorate)

3. Preval
wins but he refuses to go against the “gangs” in Site Soley like Aristide refused in Gonaive. Then the international community will put an embargo on his government, grind the political process to a halt. IMPASSE. Just as in 2001-2004. Then we will have the impasse as under the last Aristide government, except worse because of the mass murders, repressions, increase in lawlessness, no justice system, no authority. Since Kofi Annan is talking about the UN staying in Haiti for 10 years, if Preval wins, and he is controlled, they will be turning Haiti into a penal colony under this UN protectorate with Preval as administrator. (De Facto Protectorate)

Bottom line is the people of Haiti are in these elections to maneuver, buy time, stop some of the mass murders, the indefinite detentions, show the world how the repugnant elites will steal the elections and hold on until mobilization reaches a higher point.

HLLN will travel with them, but stay on promoting PRINCIPLES.[/quote]

What th
e 3 scenarios can't forsee Michelnau, is what the sacred Haitian heart, blood and sinew can bring to past that no logic can predict......! And that, my man, is the Haitian people's secret weapon. This faith, this indominable spirit we spoke about at the thread entitled HLLN's position of the sham elections : Ezili Danto's "No Free Ride. Don't disconnect from what you truly want"
will, as always, usher in you, coup d'etat folks, ultimate doom. Cash that, it won't bounce.

Close the ports Ayisyen, Lerclerc is out there trying for re-enslavement one more time, protect your inner source!!!!

Go see: Radio Interview with Marguerite Laurent on Haitian History and meaning of Jan. 1st in Haitian history:


Kanga Mundele!
Ezili Danto
Feb. 20, 2006

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