Haiti´s President lashes out at opponents calling for his resignation
Port-au-Prince, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Haitian President Jovenel Moïse once again lashed out at his opponents whom he called as 'immoral forces' for calling for his removal from office coming February.
'Power comes from our people. If you want to lead the people, you must have the approval of the people,' the president stressed.
He said that opposing the elections is like snubbing democracy and also criticized the use of violence and intimidation by hostile forces, which he described as 'parties of chaos.'
Moïse has been recently facing pressure from opposition sectors and civil society organizations saying his presidential term is a short way from ending and also organizing riots as well as a temporary government.
Several unions have announced this week a general strike on February 1 and 2 demanding the Haitian president to respect the Constitution and leave the National Palace.
Jovenel Moïse, however, reiterated on Thursday that his term ends in 2022, and stressed violent demonstrations are 'turbulent waters where rioters are swimming.'
The only way to keep political and economic stability of the country is to go to the elections, Moïse stressed and called afresh for a dialogue in order to defend Haiti´s interests.
'We strongly believe in democracy, in the balance of power and in elections as well,' said the head of state, who also stressed that there will be no other transitory government as the opposition demand.
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