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Republic of Haiti

Election for President (President)

Results

22%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,061,089
Valid Votes:1,053,733
Invalid Votes:7,356

Candidates:

Michel MARTELLY716,986

68.04

Mirlande MANIGAT336,747

31.96

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Haiti

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President René PREVAL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jean-Max BELLERIVE
  • 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 absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés) 99 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.**

* One-third of the Senate is elected every two years. There are 10 multi-member constituencies (each with three seats) corresponding to the country's departments.

** The electoral system is two-rounds.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,999,617 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 4,712,693 (November 2010 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,056,438 (2010)

·         Is Haiti a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Haiti ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 July 1981)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 4 (Chamber of Deputies); 1 (Senate) following 2010 elections 

·         Human Development Index Position: 163

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium

Disability Data:

·         Is Haiti a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Haiti ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (23 July 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,499,942 (est.)