A group of far-right Haitians has declared that it plans to form a new government. Other pro-military groups opposed the move, making the chances of success slim.
The Coalition of the Great North also urged that Parliament be suspended, a demand repeatedly made by another pro-army political movement, the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti.In recent weeks, several rightist groups have said they were poised to take power under military supervision, but the army high command has not committed to what would amount to the second coup since its overthrow of elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991.
Thursday's announcement came at the end of a three-day congress of representatives from Haiti's nine administrative districts, called in response to the apparent failure of the U.N.-brokered plan last October to restore democracy and return Aristide to power.
The Coalition of the Great North, led by Herve Leveille, a prominent supporter of the 1957-86 Duvalier dictatorship, announced the resolution in Parliament on Thursday.
Leveille said his group was forming a "government of public salvation" to be led by three opponents of Aristide.