Former Senator Edgard Leblanc Fils elected President of the Presidential Council

Emmanuel Paul
Emmanuel Paul - Journalist/ Storyteller

The Transitional Presidential Council has a president.
Former Senator Edgard Leblanc Fils has been chosen by his peers to chair the council, announces the civil society representative on the CPT, non-voting councillor Frinel Joseph.
“During the discussions we had this morning with the 7 voting members of this Council, a majority emerged and an agreement was reached for Edgard Leblanc Fils to be elected President of the CPT,” he explained.
According to Frinel Joseph, the majority consisted of Edgard Leblanc Fils, Smith Augustin, Louis Gérald Gilles and Emmanuel Vertilaire. “This agreement is only binding on this majority”, Frinel Joseph informed.
Once again, the Transitional Presidential Council has taken everyone by surprise.
The election scheduled for Tuesday April 30 to elect the president/coordinator of the Cpt has been abandoned in favor of this agreement, Frinel Joseph points out.
The election is due to be held at the Villa d’Acceuil in the presence of representatives of the sectors that signed the April 3, 2024 political agreement creating the Cpt and the press.
In the meantime, Fritz Bélizaire, a former Minister of Youth, Sport and Civic Action (Mjsac) under the Prval Alexis administration (2007), has been named Prime Minister of the transition, according to Frinel Joseph.
Known for his rectitude and seriousness, Edgard Leblanc Fils is the general coordinator of the Organisation du Peuple en Lutte (OPL) party. He was a Senator of the Republic (Garnde-Anse) and former President of the National Assembly from 1995 to 2000.
Trained as an engineer with a degree in civil administration, Edgard Leblanc Fils is a career politician. He was appointed to the Transitional Presidential Council by the Collective of Political Parties of January 30, 2023.

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