Live from South Africa's former president Jean Bertrand Aristide gave a telephone interview with Radio Solidarité during which he discussed several topics including the ouster of his party, "Lavalas," the next election.
The national representative irremovable party "Lavalas, former President Jean Bertrand Aristide, has confirmed that Ms. Maryse Narcisse mandated to represent the party in the forthcoming elections. More than 5 years after it was sent to South Africa when he was still in power, Aristide is willing to return home "in person" to finalize the registration file of "Lavalas" in the upcoming elections.
While party officials came together to give an answer to the Provisional Electoral Council after the rejection of the nomination of the party "Lavalas" in the next election, Mr. Jean Bertrand Aristide questioned the real purpose of the electoral institution, namely the organization of election or selection. Aristide calls the electoral council to consider, because "if the PRC wants to make a selection, it will have adverse consequences for the PRC to the son of electoral advisers and the country in general."
Aristide called the electoral council and the government to recover while adding that "the challenge is not to retain power but to save the country". It urges President René Préval and his team to abandon this course considered bad to get together with all the forces of the country to redress the situation.
"Lespwa not Lavalas, Lespwa ascended to power to do better than Lavalas, Lespwa but did worse than Lavalas, Aristide said responding to a question from the caller. According to former President Aristide is still the Lespwa party calling itself "Unity". "The Unit" is a new political platform created for the next election.
After being rejected for elections in April 2008, the Lavalas party and 15 other parties were ousted in elections scheduled for February 28, 2010. Despite the vast movement of national and international protests which had succeeded the first reference of the Lavalas party an electoral process, the electoral council had not reversed its decision.
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