Prime Minister of Haiti

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Prime Minister of Haiti
Premier ministre d'Haïti
Premye Minis Ayiti
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Joseph Jouthe

since 4 March 2020
Style His/Her Excellency
Member of Council of Ministers
Appointer Jovenel Moïse,
as President of Haiti
Inaugural holder Martial Célestin
Formation9 February 1988
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The prime minister of Haiti (French : Premier ministre d'Haïti, Haitian Creole : Premye Minis Ayiti) is the head of government of Haiti. The office was created under the 1987 Constitution; previously, all executive power was held by the president or head of state, who appointed and chaired the Council of Ministers.



The prime minister is appointed by the president and ratified by the National Assembly.

Duties and powers

The prime minister appoints the ministers and secretaries of state and goes before the National Assembly to obtain a vote of confidence for their declaration of general policy. The prime minister enforces the laws and, along with the president, is responsible for national defense. In addition, the prime minister oversees the National Commission on Government Procurement (CNMP), a decentralized body. [1]


Gérard Latortue served the longest time in office, serving 1,550 days in office. Jacques-Édouard Alexis served the second-longest time in office, serving 1,526 total days during his two terms in office, and was the longest-serving prime minister appointed to the position by an elected president.

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