Chamber of Deputies (Haiti)

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

In 2015 there were new parliamentary elections.

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 Empowerment (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
Vacant seats that hasn't been awarded yet 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 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 (1994). Haiti: A Basic Reference Book. Miami, Florida: Librairie Au Service de la Culture. p. 166. ISBN 0-9638599-0-0.