President Martelly Hopes to Meet with All Former Presidents of Haiti
- Friday, September 30, 2011 6:11 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - President Michel Martelly said Thursday that he would, to promote dialogue and national reconciliation, visit all former, living Heads of State of Haiti.
In the announcement, aired on Tele Ginen, the president admitted that he had not yet made contact with the former presidents but hoped to meet with them.
The President wants to meet within the next two weeks, former presidents, Leslie Manigat (February-June 1988), Prosper Avril (1988-1990), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1991-1996 and 2001-2004), Jean-Claude Duvalier ( 1971-1986), RenÃ© PrÃ©val (1996-2001 and 2006-2011) and Boniface Alexandre (2004-2006).
The Head of State said he had already spoken, under different circumstances, to former President, Ertha Pascal Trouillot (1990-1991). The president also hopes to meet with GÃ©rard Gourgue, a former member of the National Council of Government (CNG) that took over after the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986.
These meetings, however, are subject to change depending on the reaction of the above figures.
In May, President Michel Martelly had left an open invitation to former presidents to attend his inauguration ceremony. Former President Pascal Trouillot and Former President Rene Preval were present.
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Source: Radio Kiskeya