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Senate ( French: ) is the Sénat upper house of Haiti's bicameral legislature, the National Assembly. The lower house of the National Assembly is the Chamber of Deputies. The Senate consists of thirty seats, with three members from each of the ten administrative departments. Prior to the creation of the Nippes Department in 2003, there were twenty-seven seats. Senators are elected by popular vote to six-year terms, with one-third elected every two years. There are no term limits for Senators; they may be re-elected indefinitely.
elections of 2000, twenty-six of the then twenty-seven seats were held by Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas party. The Senate was not in session following the overthrow of Aristide's government in February 2004. An interim government was put in place following the rebellion, and the remaining Senators were not recognised during that time. The Senate was re-established and elections were held on 21 April 2006. The next elections are scheduled to occur in 2008, when one-third of the Senate seats will be open.
Summary of the 7 February 2006 Haiti Senate election results
Front for Hope (Fwon Lespwa/Front de l'Espoir) 768,487
Rally of Progressive National Democrats (Rassemblement des Démocrates Nationaux Progressistes) 433,438
Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats ( Fusion des Sociaux-Démocrates Haïtiens) 400,852
Fanmi Lavalas 330,413
Struggling People's Organization ( Oganizasyon Pèp Kap Lité) 243,047
Christian National Union for the Reconstruction of Haiti ( Union Nationale Chrétienne pour la Reconstruction d’Haïti) 174,757
L'Artibonite in Action ( Latibonit an Aksyon / L’Artibonite en Action) 110,775
Democratic Alliance Party (Alyans/Alliance Démocratique) 247,361
Christian Movement for a New Haiti ( Mouvement Chrétien pour une Nouvelle Haïti) 199,711
Mobilization for Haitian Progress ( Mobilisation pour le Progrès Haïtien) 149,282
Justice for Peace and Development ( Justice pour la Paix et le Développement) 134,437
Tèt Ansanm 97,050
National Reconstruction Front ( Front pour la Reconstruction Nationale) 94,600
Broad Centre Right Front ( Grand Front Centre Droit) 84,327
Independent Movement for National Reconciliation ( Mouvement Indépendant pour la Réconcilation Nationale) 74,895
Bridge ( Pont) 45,407
E-polityka, Conseil Électoral Provisoire
List of Senate Presidents [ edit ]
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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. 167. ISBN 0-9638599-0-0.