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Haiti
COUNTRY ELECTION TYPE DATE
Republic of Haiti Presidential November 26, 2000
At stake in this election:
  • Office of president of the Republic of Haiti
Description of government structure:
  • Chief of State: President Rene Garcia PREVAL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jacques-Edouard ALEXIS
  • Assemblies: Haiti's bicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) consists of a 27-member Senate and a 83-member Chamber of Deputies.
Description of electoral system:
  • The president is elected by absolute majority vote to a five-year term.
  • All members of the Senate are elected by absolute majority vote to six-year terms with one third being elected every two years.
  • All members in the Chamber of Deputies are elected by absolute majority vote to four-year terms.
Results of the election for president:
  • Presidential Candidate: Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE
    Party: Lavalas Family Party (FL)
    Valid Votes Received: 2,632,534
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 91.81%

  • Presidential Candidate: Arnold DUMAS
    Party: Independent Candidate
    Valid Votes Received: 56,678
    Percentage of Valid Votes: 2.04%

  • Presidential Candidate: Evan NICOLAS
    Party: Union for National Reconstruction (UNR)
    Valid Votes Received: 45,441
    Percentage of Valid Votes: 1.55%

  • Presidential Candidate: Serge SYLVAIN
    Party: Independent Candidate
    Valid Votes Received: 37,371
    Percentage of Valid Votes: 1.30%

  • Presidential Candidate: Calixte DORISCA
    Party: Independent Candidate
    Valid Votes Received: 36,233
    Percentage of Valid Votes: 1.26%

  • Presidential Candidate: Jacques Philippe DORCE
    Party: Independent Candidate
    Valid Votes Received: 32,245
    Percentage of Valid Votes: 1.12%

  • Presidential Candidate: Paul Arthur FLEURIVAL
    Party: Independent Candidate
    Valid Votes Received: 31,100
    Percentage of Valid Votes: 1.08%

When was the last presidential election?
  • Presidential elections last held: December 17, 1995
  • Rene Garcia PREVAL was elected President with 88% of the vote; his closest competitor, Leon JEUNE, received 2.5% of the vote.
Population and number of registered voters:
  • Population: 6,867,995 (July 2000)
  • Number of registered voters: 3,668,049 (1995)
Of Interest:
  • In addition to the presidential election, Haiti also held elections for nine of twenty-seven senate seats.
  • The main opposition group, The Democratic Convergence, boycotted the vote in protest of alleged irregularities in parliamentary and municipal elections in May. The Lavalas Family Party, to which Mr. Aristide belongs, won eighty percent of the available seats in the legislative elections.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
For additional information: IFES ElectionGuide Online









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