The title of a Yahoo! article released on February 24, 2012 is “Haiti’s prime minister resigns after four months” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/haitis-prime-minister-resigns-four-months-030128910.html).
“Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned on Friday (February 24, 2012) after just four months in office, PLUNGING THE COUNTRY INTO POLITICAL PARALYSIS in the midst of rebuilding efforts two years after a devastating earthquake“. “political paralysis” is something that we’ve HAD ENOUGH OF/DON’T need any more of/we could do WITHOUT. “Conille submitted his resignation in a letter to President Michel Martelly, according to a statement by the president’s office. There was no immediate word on a possible replacement. Conille’s decision to step down came during POLITICAL INFIGHTING between the two leaders over earthquake reconstruction contracts, as well as a parliamentary investigation into DUAL CITIZENSHIP of government ministers, which is illegal under Haitian law”. “political infighting” is something else that we’ve HAD ENOUGH OF/could do WITHOUT/we DON’T need any more of. Also, the fact that Haitian government officials CANNOT have “dual citizenship” sounds like something HONG KONG Chief Executive DONALD TSANG would agree with because Tsang is a China FREAK.
“In a brief nationally televised address, Martelly said (that) he had spoken with parliamentary leaders and “we committed to meeting SOON (?) to propose a new prime minister“. HOW “soon?” and again we have to wonder: will this “new prime minister” be EFFECTIVE (i.e. last LONGER than 4 months)?
“The U.S. Embassy in Haiti issued a statement calling for the “SWIFT” (?) appointment of a successor to ensure political stability, while expressing “regret” over Conille’s departure”. When was the last time POLITICIANS did anything “swiftly?” NEVER. They always DRAG THEIR FEET.
Alice Blanchet, “a special adviser to five former prime ministers, including Conille’s predecessor, Jean-Max Bellerive”, “IT DIDN’T WORK from day one”. This is the latest ASSERTION. “She described Conille’s questioning of the earthquake reconstruction contracts as “PETTY and UNPATRIOTIC” (as if no other POLITICIANS have acted in a similar manner), noting that NO irregularities had been identified by the international community”. “That was OFFENSIVE to parliament and to the president”. So, in HAITI, THE PRESIDENT holds all the power, as opposed to GERMANY, where the CHANCELLOR holds all the power (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/02/2012217101341425171.html). Bellerive is also surrounded by controversy. “On 14 May 2011, Bellerive resigned as Prime Minister, so as to allow the country’s new President, Michel Martelly, to choose his own Prime Minister. Martelly selected Daniel Gérard Rouzier to succeed Bellerive. However, THE PARLIAMENT REJECTED Mr Rouzier” (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Max_Bellerive#Prime_Minister_of_Haiti).
Mark Schneider, “vice president at the International Crisis Group, a Washington-based think tank that monitors Haiti closely”, “It’s so FRUSTRATING. It reflects once again the willingness of political figures in Haiti to let policy differences reach the point of TOTAL POLARIZATION and STALEMATE“, two more things that we DON’T need any more of, along with “frustration”. “We are now embarked on ANOTHER UNKNOWN JOURNEY of UNKNOWN LENGTH to try and find another prime minister” who can be EFFECTIVE and not CORRUPT. “These things in Haiti are so DESTRUCTIVE“, another HIGHLY NEGATIVE word. “For a country that is barely keeping its head above water, this is like PICKING UP A ROCK THAT PULLS YOU FURTHER DOWN TO THE BOTTOM“. This is a statement from someone whose FRUSTRATION has clearly reached THE BOILING POINT.
“During a recent visit to Haiti, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice called on the country’s political leaders to STOP BICKERING“. “Haiti’s executive and legislative branches need to RISE ABOVE THEIR INTERESTS and WORK TOGETHER in the spirit of COMPROMISE and OVERCOME THEIR COMMON (?) CHALLENGES”. Do POLITICIANS have ANYTHING in “common” these days?
Finally, “Her words were echoed on Thursday by Mariano Fernandez, head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Fernandez issued a statement expressing concern that “the POLITICAL DEADLOCK and INSTITUTIONAL PARALYSIS between the government, parliament and the president … ARE NOT likely to create the necessary conditions for recovery of the economy and the consolidation of democracy“, which is another NEGATIVE.
So, GARY CONILLE is the latest POLITICIAN to be engulfed in a scandal.