Haitian Senate Reduced by a Third
- Tuesday, May 08, 2012 8:57 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - On Tuesday, the Senate of the Republic of Haiti was reduced from 30 to 20 members as 10 senators saw their 6-year mandates come to an end.
Senators ending their terms were:
Youri Latortue (Artibonite/AAA)
Edmonde Supplice Beauzile (Centre/Alternative)
Michel Clerie(Grand Anse/Alternative)
Nenel Cassy (Nippes/Inite)
Kely Bastien (Nord/Inite)
Jean Rodolphe Joazile (Nord-Est/Alternative)
Evaliere Beauplan (Nord-Ouest/PONT)
Jean Hector Anancacis (Ouest/Inite)
Yvon Buissereth (Sud/Inite)
and Joseph Lambert (Sud-Est/Inite)
The Constitution of Haiti requires that each of the 10 Departments are represented by 3 senators that are replaced every two years.
Elections have not yet been scheduled to return the senate to 30 members.
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