ElectionGudie

Feb. 7, 2006 Held

1,774,172
Voted
Haiti

Republic of Haiti

Election for Chambre des Députés (Haitian Chamber of Deputies)

Results

50%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,774,172
Valid Votes:1,774,172
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Front for Hope 21 - 341,542

19.30%

Others - - 257,154

14.50%

Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats 17 - 163,227

9.20%

Organization of People in Struggle 9 - 142,318

8.00%

Democratic Alliance 12 - 136,148

7.70%

Assembly of Progressive National Democats 4 - 119,731

6.70%

Christian National Union for the Reconstruction of Haiti 7 - 112,772

6.40%

Fanmi Lavalas 6 - 77,063

4.30%

Mobilization for Haitian Progress 4 - 57,407

3.20%

L'Arbonite in Action 5 - 52,618

3.00%

Combined Platform for the Rehabilitation of Haiti 3 - 51,176

2.90%

All Together 1 - 41,686

2.30%

Justice for Peace and Development 1 - 40,125

2.30%

National Reconstruction Front 2 - 36,828

2.10%

Movement for National Reconstruction 1 - 36,687

2.10%

Independent Movement for National Reconciliation 1 - 35,265

2.00%

MOCHRENA 2 - 33,970

1.90%

Haitian Democratic and Reformist Movement 1 - 29,327

1.70%

Unity 1 - 9,128

0.50%

More Info:

Note: The results above reflect the completed two-rounds of voting, rather than the individual rounds.

At stake in this election:

  • 99 seats in the Chamber of Deputies

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Boniface ALEXANDRE *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Gerald LATORTUE **
  • Assembly: Haiti has a bicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) consisting of the Senate with 30 seats and the Chamber of Deputies with 99 seats.

* Boniface ALEXANDRE became president on 29 February 2004, when Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE resigned as president.

** Prime Minister LATORTUE is an Interim PM.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate 30 members are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies 99 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

* One-third of the Senate is elected every two years.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Fanmi Lavalas / (FL)
    • Leader: Rudy HERIVEAUX
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 26
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 73
  • Party: New Christian Movement for a New Haiti / (MOCHRENA)
    • Leader: Luc MESADIEU
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 3
  • Party: Open the Gate Party / Parti Louvri Bayre (PLB)
    • Leader: Anès LUBIN
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 3
  • Party: Liberal Party of Haiti / Parti Libéral Haïtien (PLH)
    • Leader: Gehy MICHEL
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A

Last Elections:

  • Elections for the Chamber of Deputies were last held on 21 May 2000. 

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,409,479 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 3,533,430 (2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,759,777 (2006)

·         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); 4 (Senate) following 2006 elections 

·         Human Development Index Position: 163 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Haiti a signatory to CRPD: No

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

·         Population with a disability: 1,411,421 (est.)