Chamber of Deputies (Haiti)

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Chamber of Deputies
Chambre des députés
50th Haitian legislature
Coat of arms of Haiti.svg
National seal of Haiti
Type
Type
Term limits
No limits
History
New session started
14 January 2016
Leadership
Speaker
Structure
Seats 119
Haitian Chamber of Deputies election, 2015.svg
Political groups
  PHTK: 26
  VERITE: 13
  OPL: 7
  KID: 7
  Famni Lavalas: 6
  AAA: 6
  INITE: 4
  LAPEH: 3
  FUSION: 3
  BOUCLIER: 3
  RENMEN: 2
  CONSORTIUM: 2
  MOSANO: 2
  Others: 8
  Vacant: 27
Length of term
Four years
Elections
Absolute majority
Last election
2015-16
Next election
2019
Meeting place
Port-au-Prince

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 119 members (previously ninety-nine) who are elected by popular vote to four-year terms. There are no term limits for Deputies; they may be re-elected indefinitely.

In March 2015 a new electoral decree stated that the new Chamber of Deputies have 118 members, and the Senate will retain the 30 members.[1] On 13 March, President Michel Martelly issued a decree that split the Cerca La Source in two constituencies, and therefore increasing the number of deputies up to 119.[2]

Elections history[edit]

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 were scheduled for 2010. There were new parliamentary elections in 2015–16.

Current composition[edit]

Party Deputies
1st Round 2nd Round Total
Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK) 4 22 26
Truth (VERITE) 1 12 13
Konvansyon Inite Demokratik (KID) 0 7 7
Struggling People's Organization (OPL) 0 7 7
Fanmi Lavalas (FL) 0 6 6
Haiti in Action (AAA) 2 4 6
Patriotic Unity (INITE PATRIYOTIK) 1 3 4
Alternative League for Haitian Progress and Emancipation (LAPEH) 0 3 3
Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats (FSDH) 0 3 3
Reseau National Bouclier (BOUCLIER) 0 3 3
Renmen Ayiti 0 2 2
Tet Kole sous Chimen Devlopman pou un Nord'Ouest uni et Renonve (MOSANO) 0 2 2
Consortium National des Partis Politiques Haïtiens (CONSORTIUM) 0 2 2
Pont 0 1 1
Platfom Pitit Desalin 0 1 1
Parti pour la Libération des Masses et d'Intégration Sociale (PALMIS) 0 1 1
Konbit Travaye Peyizan pou Libere Ayiti (KONTRA PEP LA) 0 1 1
Mouvement National Haïtien (MONHA) 0 1 1
Konsyans Patriotik (KP) 0 1 1
Federalist Party (PF) 0 1 1
Mouvement Action Socialiste (MAS) 0 1 1
Seats that haven't been awarded yet (currently vacant) 27
Total 8 84 119
Sources: [2], [3], [4]

Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html.

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