Cooperative Action to Build Haiti

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The Cooperative Action to Build Haiti (KONBA, aka "Working Together to Build Haiti", Haitian Creole: Konbite pou Bati Ayiti / French: Coumbite pour Reconstruire Haïti) is a political party in Haiti.[1][2] The party was formerly led by Evans Lescouflair,[1] followed by Carlo Clement and then Jean Williams Jeanty as Secretary-General.[3]

In the 2006 elections for the Chamber of Deputies, the party won three out of the ninety-nine seats.[4] In the 2009 special elections, KONBA won one seat in the Chamber of Deputies,[2] and the Senate seat for Nippes.[3] During the 48th parliamentary term, the representatives of KONBA in the Chamber of Deputies formed an alliance with the OPL bloc, and as a result, Lescouflair received the post as Minister of Youth, Sport, and Civil Action in the Alexis, Pierre-Louis[5] and Bellerive governments.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Haiti". World Fact Book. U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Haiti". Political Handbook of the World 2014. Thousand Oaks, California: CQ Press. p. 597. ISBN 978-1-4833-3328-1. 
  3. ^ a b c "Konba rejette la proposition du chef de l'Etat" [Konba rejects proposal of Head of State] (in French). Radio Métropole Haiti. 20 November 2009. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Haiti". Political Handbook of the World 2014. Thousand Oaks, California: CQ Press. p. 595. ISBN 978-1-4833-3328-1. 
  5. ^ Banks, Arthur S.; et al., eds. (2010). "Haiti". Political Handbook of the World. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press. ISBN 978-1-60426-736-5.