Jan. 24, 2016 Cancelled


Republic of Haiti

Election for President

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Haiti: President, 24 January 2016

At stake in this election:      

  • The office of the President of Haiti

Note on the results: The second round of elections was postponed on 22 December 2015. On 7 January 2016, President Michel MARTELLY announced that the second round of voting would be held on 24 January 2016.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michel MARTELLY
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Evans PAUL
  • Assembly: Haiti has a bicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) consisting of the Senate with 30 seats and the Chamber of Deputies with 99 seats.

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.

* Normally, one-third of the Senate is elected every two years.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Candidate: Jovenel MOISE
    • Party: Haitian Tèt Kale Party / Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale (PHTK)
  • Candidate: Jude CÉLESTIN
    • Party: Alternative League for Haitian Progress and Empowerment / Ligue Alternative pour le Progrès et L’Emancipation Haitienne (LAPEH)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,110,019 (2015 est.)[1]
  • Registered Voters: 5,871,450 (2015)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,055,009 (2015 est.)[3]
  • Is Haiti a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)[4]
  • Has Haiti ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 July 1981)[5]
  • Gender Quota:  Yes[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 4 (4%) of 99 seats in the Chamber of Deputies[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 168[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Haiti a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Haiti ratified CRPD: Yes (23 July 2009)[10]
  • Population with a disability: 1,516,503 (2015 est.)[11]