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


The Republic of Haiti, which had been a French colony since 1677, was proclaimed independent on January 1, 1801, under the leadership of a black chieftain, Toussaint L’Ouverture, who founded a kingdom which lasted until 1820. Since then Haiti has been a Republic which is now governed under a centralized system laid down by the Constitution of 1935, to which, however, 20 amendments were added in July, 1939, materially increasing the powers of the National Assembly. The President is now elected by two-thirds vote of the National Assembly and serves for 5 years. Amendments to the Constitution are now the exclusive power of the National Assembly, which is composed of 37 deputies and 21 senators aud, as life members, all the former Presidents of the Republic who have completed their terms of office since 1930. Deputies are elected for 4 years by popular vote; senators for 6 years, 11 of these are elected by the Chamber of Deputies and 10 are appointed by the President of the Republic. One third of the number retires every 2 years. Under the Constitution, deputies and senators must own real property in Haiti.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Haiti

1. Official Publications

  1. Department of Overseas Trade Reports, Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  2. Geology of the Republic of Haiti. Port-au-Prince, 1924.Google Scholar
  3. Annual Reports of Haitian governmental departments. Port-au-Prince.Google Scholar
  4. Haitian Directory and Handbook, By the Consulate General of New York. 1983.Google Scholar
  5. Annual report of the fiscal representative for the fiscal year ending September 30, as submitted to the Government of Haiti and the Secretary of State of the United States.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

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