Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


A look at allies-turned-opponents wrestling over Haiti | Analysis

The Haitian Times

Haitian Times Politicians-going-
Haitian political opponents during an altercation at the Parliament in Port-au-Prince on Sept. 3, 2019. Experts say Haiti has a long history of allies-turned-opponents that needs to make way for more honest politicians. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

CAP-HAITIEN — Michel Martelly ushered Jovenel Moïse to the National Palace with a robust endorsement, but now Martelly is allegedly linked in Moïse’s assassination. Moïse chose Ariel Henry as Prime Minister, but now Henry is also allegedly linked to Moïse’s murder. Some politicians who first opposed Henry after the assassination have joined forces with him, but have since returned to denouncing him. 

Similarly, Fritz Jean, a former ally of Henry in the Inite party, is now looking to unseat him. Jean was unofficially elected president by the Montana Agreement and is hoping to be installed Feb. 7, the Constitutionally-mandated date for a new Haitian government. Scores of people also wanted Moïse out of office last Feb. 7, including former supporters.

“When whatever they’re interested in is on one side, they go there,” said Roland Gédéus, an attorney and constitutional expert based in Cap-Haitien whose analyses have been published in different outlets like Le Mediateur Haiti. “If it’s not, they go back to being on the other side. They’re balancing, turning around like spinning tops.”

To view the full story, please subscribe to The Haitian Times. You can choose a $60 Annual Subscription or a $5 Weekly Pass.


When you join The Haitian Times family, you’ll get unlimited digital access to high-quality journalism about Haiti and Haitians you won’t get anywhere else. We’ve been at this for 20 years and pride ourselves on representing you, our diaspora experience and a holistic view of Haiti that larger media doesn’t show you. 

Join now or renew to get:
— Instant access to one-of-kind stories and special reports 
— Local news from our communities (especially New York and Florida)
— Profiles of Haitians at the top of their fields
— Downloadable lists and resources about Haitian culture 
— Membership merch, perks and special invitations 

First-time subscribers also receive a special welcome gift handmade in Haiti by expert artisans! Do it for the culture and support Black-owned businesses.

If you’re seeing this message but you’re already a subscriber, you can log in for immediate access to this story.

Written By


Read The Current Issue

Texas Metro News

Determining Optimal Protein Intake For Muscle Growth buy steroids the 3 golden rules of muscle growth

You May Also Like


BY JUHAKENSON BLAISE PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Haitian government has officially called on the Armed Forces of Haiti to reinforce the National Police of Haiti (PNH)...


Fire at the UNESCO site threatens the region’s ecosystems and Haitian livelihoods


BY MURDITH JOSEPH PORT-AU-PRINCE — By now, Louisius Saint-Pierre would have harvested a good amount of peas at his farm in Pestel but today he...


The Haitian Times By Juhakenson Blaise PORT-AU-PRINCE — Interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry, already embroiled in controversy in his current role, has appointed himself as...