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Haiti

(République d’Haïti.)
  • John Scott Keltie
  • M. Epstein
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Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Republic of Haiti, formerly a French colony, was proclaimed independent January 1, 1804, and is now governed under a Constitution ratified on June 12, 1918. The legislative power is vested in a Chamber of Deputies on the basis of one member for each 60,000 inhabitants, members being chosen for 2 years by direct popular vote, and in a Senate of 15 members chosen for 6 years likewise by direct vote of the people. Citizens over 21 enjoy the franchise. The President is elected for 4 years by the two Chambers in joint session. Members of both houses are paid a monthly salary of 150 dollars throughout the year.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1920

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  • John Scott Keltie
  • M. Epstein

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