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Protesters Ask Haiti Leader to Show Travel Docs
KWQC (Associated Press) ^ | Feb 7, 2012 05:26 PM | Trenton Daniel

Posted on 02/07/2012 7:25:22 PM PST by devattel

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A small band of protesters called Tuesday for Haitian President Michel Martelly to prove he's eligible for office as they destroyed posters that bore images of the leader.

The 100 or so demonstrators said Martelly should heed requests by lawmakers to show his travel documents in an effort to dispel allegations that he holds dual nationality, which would bar him from office under Haiti's constitution.

"We are taking to the streets to tell Martelly to show his passport," protester Ronald Jean-Charles said as others burned posters of the president. "If not, he should step down."

The anti-government protest was the first of its kind after a commission of lawmakers launched an investigation into allegations that Martelly is a citizen of not just Haiti but also the United States and Italy.

Martelly, a globe-trotting pop star who lived in South Florida before he was elected president last year, told reporters last week that there are no laws in Haiti that require him to present his passport.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: eligibility; haiti; martelly; naturalborncitizen
Apparently we are not alone.
1 posted on 02/07/2012 7:25:26 PM PST by devattel
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To: devattel

The peons don’t have standing.


2 posted on 02/07/2012 7:30:28 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: devattel

Dang birthers are everywhere...


3 posted on 02/07/2012 7:31:23 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: devattel

Heh, Remember the old days in Haiti where the only Docs that mattered were Papa Doc and Baby Doc?


4 posted on 02/07/2012 7:42:35 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: smokingfrog

So are all the multi-dual-I-don’t-have-a-nation “new world” leaders with absolutely no allegiance to anything or anyone.

Imagine the next Superbowl with the New England Giants and the New York Patriots playing against each other. That sounds like a definitive plan for success, correct?


5 posted on 02/07/2012 7:45:49 PM PST by devattel
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To: devattel; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Haitian voters are wiser than the average American voter and media elites combined.

The 100 or so demonstrators said Martelly should heed requests by lawmakers to show his travel documents in an effort to dispel allegations that he holds dual nationality, which would bar him from office under Haiti's constitution.

6 posted on 02/08/2012 10:22:33 AM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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