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Sexist Remarks Result in Resignations from Martelly Administration

President Martelly had an extreme reaction to a woman’s criticism of his government at a July 29 rally. Martelly responded by swearing at the woman, insulting her and making sexist remarks. In response, a political party allied with Martelly’s has decided to remove 3 of its officials from the Martelly administration. Click HERE for the original article. Officials exit Haiti gov’t over president’s remarks to woman Evens Sanon, Yahoo! News August 5, 2015 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A hostile comment made by Haitian President Michel Martelly at a campaign rally has set off an uproar in his coalition government, leading a politically allied party to announce the resignation of three officials from his administration Wednesday. The leader of the Fusion Social Democrats told reporters that two Cabinet ministers and a secretary of state will leave Martelly’s government due to the president’s comments to a […]

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