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Haiti

(République d’Haïti.)
  • M. Epstein
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, and considerably amended in January, 1928. Pending the creation of a Senate and a Chamber of Deputies, the legislative and executive powers are exercised by a Council of State composed of twenty-one members appointed by the President, and holding office during his pleasure. The President is now elected by the Council of State for a period of six years, but cannot be re-elected.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1930

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