Nov. 20, 2016 Held


Republic of Haiti

Election for Haitian Presidency


Election Results Modified: Nov 02, 2023

General Information

Haiti: President, 20 November 2016

At stake in this election:      

  • The office of the President of Haiti

Note on the results: The second round of elections was postponed on 22 December 2015. On 7 January 2016, President Michel MARTELLY announced that the second round of voting would be held on 24 January 2016, but the date was postponed again to 20 November 2016.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Michel MARTELLY
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Evans PAUL
  • 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:

  • Candidate: Jovenel MOISE
    • Party: Haitian Tèt Kale Party / Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale (PHTK)
  • Candidate: Jude CÉLESTIN
    • Party: Alternative League for Haitian Progress and Empowerment / Ligue Alternative pour le Progrès et L’Emancipation Haitienne (LAPEH)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,110,019 (2015 est.)[1]
  • Registered Voters: 5,871,450 (2015)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,055,009 (2015 est.)[3]
  • Is Haiti a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)[4]
  • Has Haiti ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 July 1981)[5]
  • Gender Quota:  Yes[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 4 (4%) of 99 seats in the Chamber of Deputies[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 168[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Haiti a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Haiti ratified CRPD: Yes (23 July 2009)[10]
  • Population with a disability: 1,516,503 (2015 est.)[11]


Election Modified: Nov 02, 2023

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