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Sept. 26, 2021 Postponed

Haiti

Republic of Haiti

Referendum

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Originally set to be held on 27 June 2021, the referendum was indefinitely postponed in early June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new date for this referendum will coincide with the presidential and legislative elections on 26 September 2021.


The constitutional referendum would bring a number of proposed changes to the constitution of Haiti, including:

  • Abolition of the Senate and creation of a unicameral legislature
  • Abolition of the post of Prime Minister (thereby changing from a semi-presidential system to a full presidential system of government)
  • Modification of the electoral system for presidential elections, changing from a two-round system to one held in one round under first-past-the-post voting
  • Modification of the presidential term limit, allowing two consecutive five-year terms (removing the requirement for a five-year interval before being eligible to serve again for a final term)