Haitian parliamentary election, 1997

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Parliamentary elections were held in Haiti on 6 April 1997 for one third of the seats in the Senate and two in the Chamber of Deputies.[1] A total of 45 candidates from 15 parties (including 25 independents) contested the Senate elections.

Only two candidates were elected in the first round, which was marked by a very low turnout. The second round was indefinitely postponed by the Provisional Electoral Council on 21 May due to international pressure from the Organisation of American States and threats of a boycott by the ruling Fanmi Lavalas, which claimed there had been fraud in the first round.[1]


  1. ^ a b Haiti: Elections held in 1997 Inter-Parliamentary Union