Prime Minister of Haiti
|Prime Minister of Haiti|
|Premier ministre d'Haïti (French)|
Premye Minis Ayiti (Haitian Creole)
|Status||Head of government|
|Member of||Council of Ministers|
|Appointer||President of Haiti|
|Inaugural holder||Martial Célestin|
|Formation||9 February 1988|
The prime minister of Haiti (French: Premier ministre d'Haïti, Haitian Creole: Premye Minis Ayiti) is the head of government of Haiti. The office was created under the 1987 Constitution; previously, all executive power was held by the president or head of state, who appointed and chaired the Council of Ministers. The current prime minister of Haiti is Ariel Henry, who was sworn into office on 20 July 2021.
Duties and powers
The prime minister appoints the ministers and secretaries of state, and goes before the National Assembly to obtain a vote of confidence for their declaration of general policy. The prime minister enforces the laws and, along with the president, is responsible for national defense. In addition, the prime minister oversees the National Commission on Government Procurement (CNMP), a decentralized body.
Gérard Latortue served the longest time in office, serving 1,550 days in office. Jacques-Édouard Alexis served the second-longest time in office, serving 1,526 total days during his two terms in office, and he was the longest-serving prime minister appointed to the position by an elected president.