Chamber of Deputies (Haiti)

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Chamber of Deputies

Chambre des députés
Chanm Depite
50th Haitian legislature
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Type
Type
Term limits
No limits
History
New session started
14 January 2016
Leadership
President
Gary Bodeau
since 10 January 2018
Structure
Seats119
Length of term
Four years [1]
Elections
Two-round system
Last election
2015-16
Next election
2019
Meeting place
Port-au-Prince
Website
http://www.chambredesdeputes.ht/
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The Chamber of Deputies (French : Chambre des Députés; Haitian Creole : Chanm Depite) is the lower house of Haiti's bicameral legislature, the National Assembly. The upper house of the National Assembly is the Senate of Haiti. The Chamber has 119 members (previously ninety-nine) who are elected by popular vote to four-year terms. There are no term limits for Deputies; they may be re-elected indefinitely.

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In March 2015 a new electoral decree stated that the new Chamber of Deputies have 118 members, and the Senate will retain the 30 members. [2] On 13 March, President Michel Martelly issued a decree that split the Cerca La Source in two constituencies, and therefore increasing the number of deputies up to 119. [3]

Elections history

Candidates from Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas party took seventy-three of the then eighty-three seats in the 2000 elections. Following the overthrow of the government in February 2004, an interim government was established. The terms of the Deputies expired during the rule of the interim government and the Chamber remained empty. It was re-established along with the Senate, and elections were scheduled for November 2005. After many delays and missed deadlines, elections were finally held on 21 April 2006. The Deputies commenced meeting in June 2006. The exact makeup of the Chamber remains unknown as the Provisional Electoral Committee (CEP) has not posted the results. The next Chamber elections were scheduled for 2010. There were new parliamentary elections in 2015–16.

Current composition

PartyDeputies
1st Round2nd RoundTotal
Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK)42226
Truth (VERITE)11213
Konvansyon Inite Demokratik (KID)077
Struggling People's Organization (OPL)077
Fanmi Lavalas (FL)066
Haiti in Action (AAA)246
Patriotic Unity (INITE PATRIYOTIK)134
Alternative League for Haitian Progress and Emancipation (LAPEH)033
Fusion of Haitian Social Democrats (FSDH)033
Reseau National Bouclier (BOUCLIER)033
Renmen Ayiti 022
Tet Kole sous Chimen Devlopman pou un Nord'Ouest uni et Renonve (MOSANO)022
Consortium National des Partis Politiques Haïtiens (CONSORTIUM)022
Pont 011
Platfom Pitit Desalin 011
Parti pour la Libération des Masses et d'Intégration Sociale (PALMIS)011
Konbit Travaye Peyizan pou Libere Ayiti (KONTRA PEP LA)011
Mouvement National Haïtien (MONHA)011
Konsyans Patriotik (KP)011
Federalist Party (PF)011
Mouvement Action Socialiste (MAS)011
Seats that haven't been awarded yet (currently vacant)27
Total884119
Sources: , ,

Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies

Le Président de la Chambre / Prezidan Chanm Depite

NameTook officeLeft office
Pierre André ? - 18171817 - ?
N.-D. Lafargue [4] ? - July 1820July 1820 - ?
Pierre André [5] ? - 18201820 - ?
Doizé Pouponneau ? - November 1821November 1821 - ?
Caminero [6] ? - October 18221825 - ?
Beaubrun Ardouin [7] ? - January 1826January 1826 - ?
Franco Travieso ? - 18261826 - ?
P. Muzaine [8] ? - 18261826 - ?
M. Duval [9] ? - 18271827
Jean Benis [9] 18271827
Jacques Depa [9] 18271827 - ?
M. Druilhet [9] ? - 18281828
Doizé Pouponneau [9] 18281828
D. Villedautant [9] [10] 18281829 - ?
E. Legros [9] ? - 18301830
Doizé Pouponneau [9] 18301830 - ?
A. Massez [9] ? - 18311831 - ?
J. S. Milscent [9] ? - 18321832
G. Malval [9] 18321832 - ?
J. S. Milscent [9] [11] ? - September 1833June 1835 - ?
Phanor Dupin [12] ? - October 1839October 1839 - ?
H.-In. Joseph [5] ? - 18481848 - ?
Brutus de Jean-Simon [13] ? - September 1849September 1849 - ?
Brutus de Jean-Simon [5] ? - 18521852 - ?
Jean-François Acloque ??
Panayoty [5] ? - 18591859 - ?
V. Lizaire [5] ? - 18601860 - ?
W. Chanlatte [5] ? - September 1860December 1860 - ?
R. A. Deslandes [14] ? - July 1862August 1862 - ?
P.-N. Valcin [5] ? - 18641864 - ?
P.-N. Valcin [5] ? - 18641864 - ?
T. Chalviré [5] ? - 18701870 - ?
Jeantel Manigat ? - 18701870 - ?
J. Thébaud ? - 18741874 - ?
Hannibal Price 18761876
Eugène Margron [15] ? - August 1877August 1877 - ?
Hannibal Price [5] ? - 18781878 - ?
Demesvar Delorme [16] ? - 18791879 - ?
Guillaume Manigat [17] ? - October 1880October 1880 - ?
François Manigat [18] April 1881October 1881 - ?
Edmond Paul ??
Ripert Honorat [19] ? - February 1883February 1883 - ?
Osman Piquant [5] ? - August 1884September 1884 - ?
Ducasse [20] ? - October 1885October 1885 - ?
Dorvil Théodore [21] ? - June 1887June 1887 - ?
Oswald Durand [22] 18881888
M. Stewart
President of the constitutional assembly
?1889
Pétion Pierre-André [23] ? - September 1891September 1892 - ?
M. Stewart [24] ? - September 1893December 1893 - ?
J. M. Grandoit [25] ? - July 1894December 1894 - ?
Vilbrun Guillaume Sam [26] [27] ? - July 1895 - 1896July 1897 - ?
Camille Saint-Rémy [28] 18981898
Henri Prophète [29] 18991900
Philippe Sudré Dartiguenave [30] ? - September 1901September 1901 - ?
Stephen Archer [31] ? - February 19041906 - ?
G. Desrosiers [32] 19091911
St-Amand Blot ? - 19131913 - ?
Denis Saint-Aude ? - 19141914 - ?
Annulysse André 1915?
J. M. Grandoit [33] ? - 19221925
Em. J. Thomas [33] 19251925
Edmond Montas [33] 19251926
Em. J. Thomas [34] 19261927
Charles Bouchereau [35] 19271928
Antoine C. Sansaricq [36] 19281929
F. Robinson [36] 19291929 - ?
Joseph Jolibois 19301931
Joseph Loubeau [32] [37] 1931?
Denis Saint-Aude
President of the constitutional assembly
? - 19321933 - ?
Edg. Pierre-Louis [38] ?1934
Dumarsais Estimé 19341935
Louis S. Zéphirin [39] 19361939
Edouard Piou [40] 19391940 - ?
Th. J. B. Richard ? - 19431943 - ?
Hugues Bourjolly [41] ? - January 1944January 1944 - ?
Th. J. B. Richard ? - 19451945 - ?
Joseph Loubeau [42] ? - 19461949
D. Michel 19491949 - ?
Adelphin Telson [43] 4 April 19501955 - ?
Salnave C. Zamor [44] 19561956 - ?
Rameau Estimé [45] ? - 19581960 - ?
Luc F. François [46] ? - 19611962 - ?
Rameau Estimé [47] 19621963
Jean M. Julme [48] ? - 19631964 - ?
Ulrick Saint-Louis [49] 1971?
Victor Nevers Constant [50] ? - 19771981
Jaurès Levêque [51] ? - 19831985 - ?
No legislature19861987
Émile Jonassaint [52]
President of the constitutional assembly
? - March 19871988
?January 1988June 1988
No legislatureJune 1988February 1991
Ernst Pedro Casséus [53] 199120 August 1991
Pierre Duly Brutus [54] 20 August 19911992
Alexandre Médard [55] 15 January 19921993 - ?
Frantz Robert Mondé [56] [57] 13 January 19941994
Antoine Joseph [56] October 19941994
Pierre Duly Brutus [54] 19941995
Fritz Robert Saint Paul [58] 8 November 1995December 1996 -?
Kely Bastien [59] ? - January 1997January 1998 - ?
Vasco Thernélan [59] 1998January 1999 - ? [60]
Sainvoyis Pascal [61] 28 August 20002000
Pierre Paul Cotin [62] [63] ? - December 200028 February 2002
Rudy Hériveaux [64] 28 February 2002October 2002 - ?
Yves Cristalin [65] ? - April 2003January 2004
No legislatureJanuary 2004May 2006
Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques May 20062009
Levaillant Louis Jeune [66] January 20092011
Sorel Jacinthe 20112012
Jean Tholbert Alèxis 20122014
Stevenson Jacques Timoléon 20142016
Cholzer Chancy 201610 January 2018
Gary Bodeau [67] 10 January 2018Incumbent

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