Oct. 25, 2015 Held


Republic of Haiti

Election for Haitian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,695,092
Valid Votes:1,553,131
Invalid Votes:141,961

Vote Share by Candidate:

Jovenel MOISE508,761


Jude CELESTIN392,782


Jean-Charles MOISE222,109


Maryse NARCISSE108,844

Election Results Modified: Dec 11, 2015

General Information

Note: A second round runoff election will be held on December 27, 2015. 

At stake in this election:      

  • The office of the President of Haiti

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michel MARTELL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Laurent LAMOTHE
  • Assembly: Haiti has a bicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) consisting of the Senate with 30 seats and the Chamber of Deputies with 99 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate 30 members are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies 99 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

* Normally, one-third of the Senate is elected every two years.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

There are 54 accepted candidates for the presidential race – follow this link for a complete list: https://principal.cephaiti.ht/files/Liste/Liste_des_Candidats_agrees_a_la_Presidence_2015_v3.pdf.pdf

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,996,731 (2014 est.)[1]
  • Registered Voters: 5,871,450 (2015)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,035,655 (2014 est.)[3]
  • Is Haiti a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Haiti ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 July 1981)[4]
  • Gender Quota:  Yes[5]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 4 (4%) of 99 seats in the Chamber of Deputies[6]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 168[7]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium[8]

Disability Data:

  • Is Haiti a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Haiti ratified CRPD: Yes (23 July 2009)[9]


Election Modified: Aug 02, 2023

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