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June 21, 2009 Held

4,223,219
Registered to Vote
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Republic of Haiti

Election for Sénat (Senate)

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At stake in this election:

  • 12 seats in the Senate (Sénat)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President René PREVAL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Michèle PIERRE-LOUIS
  • Assembly: Haiti has a bicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 30 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés) with 99 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the President.
  • In the Senate (Sénat) 30 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés) 99 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms. One-third of the Senate is elected every two years. The electoral system is two-round.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,203,083 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,223,219