- Constitution of Haiti


Section D
Article 76:

The Department is the largest territorial division. It comprises the Arrondissements.

Article 77:

The Department has legal personality and is autonomous.

Article 78:

Each Department is administered by a Council of three (3) members elected for four (4) years by the Departmental Assembly.

Article 79:

Members of the Departmental Council are not necessarily drawn from the Assembly, but they must:

a. Be Haitians and at least twenty-five (25) years of age;

b. Have resided in the Department three (3) years before the elections and undertake to remain there during their term;

c. Enjoy civil and political rights and have newer been sentenced to death, personal restraint, or penal servitude or the loss of civil rights.

Article 80:

The departmental Council is assisted in its work by a Departmental Assembly made up of:

One (1) representative form each Municipal Assembly.
Article 80-1:

The following may attend Assembly meetings in an advisory capacity:

a. Deputies and Senators of the Department;

b. One (1) representative of each socie-professional association or union;

c. The Departmental Delegate;

d. The Director of Public Services of the Department.

Article 81:

The Departmental Council draws up the Department's development plan in cooperation with the Central Government.

Article 82:

The organization and operations of the Departmental Council and the Departmental Assembly are regulated by law.

Article 83:

The Departmental Council manages its financial resources for the exclusive benefit of the Department and renders its accounts to the Departmental Assembly, which in turn reports to the Central Government.

Article 84:

The Departmental Council may be dissolved in the event of embezzlement or maladministration legally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.

If it is dissolved, the Central Government appoints a Provisional Commission and calls upon the Permanent Electoral Council to elect a new Council for the remainder of the term within sixty (60) days of the dissolution.

Constitution of Haiti

Republic of Haiti
Haitian Nationality
Nature of the Citizenship
Basic Rights
Right to life and Health
Individual Liberty
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Conscience
Freedom of assembly and Association
Education and Teaching
Freedom to Work
Right to Information
Right to Security
Duties of the Citizen
National Sovereignty
Territorial Divisions And Decentralization
Communal Sections
Delegates and Vice Presidents
Interdepartamental Council
Legislative Branch
House of Deputies
National Assembly
Exercise of Legislative Power
Executive Branch
President of the Republic
Duties of the President of the Republic
Powers of The Prime Minister
Ministers and Secretaries of State
High Court of Justice
Independent Institutions
Permanent Electoral Council
Superior Court of Auditors
Conciliation Comission
Protection of Citizens
University Academy Culture
Public Finance
Civil Service
Economics and Agriculture
Armed Forces and the Police Force
Armed Forces
Police Forces
General Provisions
Amendments to the Constitution
Temporary Provisions
Final Provisions
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