By Kim Ives, Haiti Liberté, June 22, 2016
Haiti’s Chamber of Deputies President Cholzer Chancy and Senate Vice President Ronald Larèche had summoned Haiti’s deputies and senators for a Jun. 21, 2016 joint session, known as a National Assembly, to decide on the fate of Provisional President Jocelerme Privert, who became head of state through a political accord signed Feb. 5, 2016.
The accord says that the "mandate of the Provisional President is up to 120 days from the date of installation,” which was Feb. 14 until Jun. 14. “Where appropriate the National Assembly will take the necessary measures."
As the legislators gathered for the vote, thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the Parliament voicing their support for Privert. Ultimately, the National Assembly was not held because the parliamentarians were frightened by the anger and size of the street protests, saying their “security was not guaranteed because of demonstrators throwing rocks at the Legislative Palace.”