Talk:Politics of Haiti

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wikify[edit]

I tried to wikify this page and make it a bit easier on the eye, as I guess it might actually be frequented at the moment. I removed a couple of facts like the flag description or the national holiday as they rather belong to Haiti. Furthermore, I removed the US embassies, since I believe we should list embassies from all countries then. If you want to reinsert them, get the info from the CIA World Factbook or from the history. It would be nice if someone could insert some lines about how (if) the actual situation differs from what is written in the constitution. DrZ 23:30, 25 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Form of government[edit]

Since Haiti has a Prime Minister who can actually do something (and is actually worth firing) and beyond that requires legislative approval to take office (like France and unlike Taiwan and South Korea), shouldn't Haiti be classified as a semi-presidential as opposed to presidential republic? Isn't it the definition of a semi-presidential system that the Prime Minister is the actual head of government BUT that the President holds some or most of the executive power? Note that on List of countries by system of government, Haiti is listed as a semi-presidential (not full presidential) republic. Lockesdonkey (talk) 21:46, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

True, the constitutional division of power is semi-presidential, not presidential. I have updated the article to reflect that. 204.40.1.129 (talk) 00:49, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Important notice[edit]

The government section of the "Outline of Haiti" needs to be checked, corrected, and completed -- especially the subsections for the government branches.

When the country outlines were created, temporary data (that matched most of the countries but not all) was used to speed up the process. Those countries for which the temporary data does not match must be replaced with the correct information.

Please check that this country's outline is not in error.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact The Transhumanist .

Thank you.

disruption and slight unrest after quake[edit]

I ran across this article about the fact that many Haitians are unhappy with the government and would like the US to lead the recovery effort, if not the take over the country entirely. Where should this go? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Spartan S58 (talkcontribs) 06:44, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

That article is no longer available there but is till available here http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703940704575089941644060532.html?mod=WSJ_World_LEFTSecondNews -- Azemocram (talk) 08:07, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Clarify tag - politics[edit]

Hi all

The term Pluriform is used in the article but the definition of this is unclear.

The word is simply made up of pluri, meaning multi, and form.

The context in which these "multiple forms" is used is not clear; whether they refer to the parties, the organisation of the government etc.

Chaosdruid (talk) 21:41, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Government AND politics[edit]

The article looks okay except that it is jumbled in government structure. It does have politics. The material should be separated into two articles. Student7 (talk) 00:40, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Politics vs Elections[edit]

In America it is difficult for us to tell the difference between Politics and Elections. The media tells us that people running for office are "conducting politics." But not in an encyclopedia! We are supposed to understand the difference! Elections are elections.

After the man is installed, then (and only then) does s/he conduct "politics" which is trading off various considerations to transact laws which help one faction and hurt another. Decisions, in other words. Enacting statutes. The conducting of government.

See Politics of United Kingdom for example. None of these are perfect (they have media too), but show how "Elections in X" transact with "Government in X" articles. What is in between. Student7 (talk) 19:08, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Extracted "government" material and created separate Government of Haiti article. Student7 (talk) 22:57, 6 November 2011 (UTC)