Chamber of Deputies (Haiti)

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The Chamber of Deputies (French: Chambre des Députés) is the lower house of Haiti's bicameral legislature, the National Assembly. The upper house of the National Assembly is the Senate of Haiti. The Chamber has ninety-nine members (previously eighty-three) who are elected by popular vote to four-year terms. There are no term limits for Deputies; they may be re-elected indefinitely.

Candidates from Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas party took seventy-three of the then eighty-three seats in the 2000 elections. Following the overthrow of the government in February 2004, an interim government was established. The terms of the Deputies expired during the rule of the interim government and the Chamber remained empty. It was re-established along with the Senate, and elections were scheduled for November 2005. After many delays and missed deadlines, elections were finally held on 21 April 2006. The Deputies commenced meeting in June 2006. The exact makeup of the Chamber remains unknown as the Provisional Electoral Committee (CEP) has not posted the results. The next Chamber elections are scheduled for 2010.

e • d Summary of the 7 February and 21 April 2006 Haiti Chamber of Deputies election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Front for Hope (Fwon Lespwa/Front de l'Espoir) 23
Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats (Fusion des Sociaux-Démocrates Haitienne) 17
Christian National Union for the Reconstruction of Haiti (Union Nationale Chrétienne pour la Reconstruction d’Haiti) 12
Struggling People's Organization (Oganizasyon Pèp Kap Lité) 10
Democratic Alliance Party (Alyans/Alliance Démocratique) 10
L'Artibonite in Action (Latibonit an Aksyon / L’Artibonite en Action) 5
Mobilization for Haitian Progress (Mobilisation pour le Progrès Haïtien) 3
Christian Movement for a New Haiti (Mouvement Chrétien pour une Nouvelle Haïti) 3
Rally of Progressive National Democrats (Rassemblement des Démocrats Nationaux Progressistes) 1
Fanmi Lavalas 1
National Reconstruction Front (Front pour la Reconstruction Nationale) 1
National Reconstruction Movement (Mouvman pou Rekonstriksyon Nasyonal / Mouvement pour la Reconstruction Nationale) 1
Independent Movement for National Reconciliation (Mouvement Indépendant pour la Réconcilation Nationale) 1
Cooperative Action to Build Haiti (Konbit pou Rebati Ayiti / Coumbite pour Reconstruire Haïti) 1
Justice for Peace and Development (Justice pour la Paix et le Développement) -
Tèt Ansanm -
Broad Centre Right Front (Grand Front Centre Droit) -
Bridge (Pont) -
other parties -
Total   99
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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook.

  • "Haiti". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2006-11-14. Retrieved 2006-11-17. 
  • Schutt-Ainé, Patricia; Staff of Librairie Au Service de la Culture (1994). Haiti: A Basic Reference Book. Miami, Florida: Librairie Au Service de la Culture. p. 166. ISBN 0-9638599-0-0.