Arrindell welcomes new Haiti President and new parliamentary facilities for country

Honourable President of Parliament Drs. Gracita Arrindell would like to congratulate Haiti’s President-elect Michel Martelly for winning the 2011 polls. Martelly will be sworn into office on May 14 replacing outgoing President Rene Preval.  

online casino

The Parliament President also welcomes the news where last week the United Nations (UN) Special Representative of the Secretary General for Haiti Edmond Mulet, handed over to the President of the country’s Senate Kelly Bastien, a prefabricated building that will temporarily house the Parliament until the one destroyed by the earthquake is rebuilt.

The new temporary facility will house chambers of both houses of Parliament, offices for Government officials, rooms for parliamentary committees and offices for presidents of both houses.

The new facility will enable the new session of Parliament to reopen on April 27.

The latest developments in Haiti have been described as a renewal of spirit and the rise of a new political generation. The country is considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. More than a year ago Haiti was devastated by an earthquake that left an estimated 300,000 people dead and more than a million others homeless.

"I do believe that Haiti will make some serious progress in the coming months especially with a new President at the helm and the people’s representatives having facilities that they can work out of in dealing with the many challenges the country is facing.

"Political stability is key for a country to progress. I congratulate Haiti President-elect Martelly on his win and I look forward to the President and the members of parliament working together in order to move Haiti forward in dealing with the many challenges the country and people are facing," Hon. President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell said on Tuesday.