Communes

Communes

- Constitution of Haiti

Communes

Section B
Communes
Article 66:

Communes have administrative and financial autonomy. Each Commune of the Republic is administered by a Council, known as the Municipal Council, of three (3) members elected by universal suffrage.

Article 66-1:

The President of the council is assisted in its work by a Municipal Assembly composed among others, of a representative of each of its Communal sections.

Article 67:

The Municipal Council is assisted in its work by a Municipal Assembly composed, among others, of a representative of each of its Communal Sections.

Article 68:

The Municipal term is four (4) years, and its members may be re-elected for an indefinite number of terms.

Article 69:

The mode of organization and operation of the Commune and the Municipal Council are regulated by law.

Article 70:

Members of a Municipal Council must:

a. Be Haitians;

b. Have attained twenty-five (25) years of age;

c. Enjoy civil and political rights;

d. Have never been sentenced to death, personal restraint or penal servitude or the loss of civil rights;

e. Have resided at least three (3) years in the Commune and undertake to reside there for the duration of their term.

Article 71:

Each Municipal Council is assisted at its request by a Technical Council furnished by the Central Government.

Article 72:

The Municipal Council may be dissolved for negligence, embezzlement, or maladministration, legally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

If it is dissolved, the Departmental Council shall immediately fill the vacancy and call upon the Permanent Electoral Council to elect, in sixty (60) days starting from the date the Council is dissolved, a new Council and shall manage the affairs of the Commune for the remainder of the term. This procedure also applies to vacancies occurring for any other reason.

Article 73:

The Municipal Council manages its resources for the exclusive benefit of the Municipality and renders its accounts to the Municipal Assembly which in turn reports to the Departmental Council.

Article 74:

The Municipal Council has priority in management of the State's real property in the private domain located within the limits of its Commune. They may not be subject to any transaction without the prior consent of the Municipal Assembly.

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