Senate- Constitution of Haiti
| Article 94:
The Senate is a body composed of members elected by direct suffrage of the citizens and charged with exercising on their behalf, in concert with the House of Deputies, the duties of the Legislative Branch.
| Article 94-1:
The number of Senators is set at three (3) per Department.
| Article 94-2:
A Senator of Republic is elected by universal suffrage by an absolute majority of votes in the Primary Assemblies held in the geographic Departments, under the terms prescribed by the Electoral Law.
| Article 95:
Senators are elected for six (6) years and may be reelected an indefinite number of times.
| Article 95-1:
The Senate is permanently session.
| Article 95-2:
The Senate may however adjourn, but not during the Legislative Section. When it adjourns, it leaves a permanent, committee charged with handling current business. The committee may not make any decisions, except to convene the Senate.
In emergencies, the Executive may also convene the Senate before the end of the adjournment period.
| Article 95-3:
One-third (1/3) of the Senate is replaced every two (2) years.
| Article 96:
To be elected to the Senate, a person must:
1. Be a native-born Haitian and never have renounced his nationality;
2. Have attained thirty (30) years of age;
3. Enjoy civil and political rights and never have been sentenced to death, personal restraint or penal servitude or the loss of civil rights for a crime of ordinary law;
4. Have resided in the Department he will represent, at least four (4) consecutive years prior to the date of the elections;
5. Own at least one (1) real property in the Department and practice a profession or trade there;
6. Have been relieved, if need be, of his responsibilities as a manager of public funds.
| Article 97:
In addition to the responsibilities incumbent upon it as a branch of the Legislature, the Senate shall have the following powers:
| 1. To propose to the Executive the list of Supreme Court (Cour de
Cassation) justices according to the provisions of the Constitution;
2. Constitute itself as a High Court of Justice;
3. Exercise all other powers assigned to it by this Constitution and by law.
Constitution of Haiti
|Republic of Haiti|
|Nature of the Citizenship|
|Right to life and Health|
|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|
|Territorial Divisions And Decentralization|
|Delegates and Vice Presidents|
|House of Deputies|
|Exercise of Legislative Power|
|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|
|Permanent Electoral Council|
|Superior Court of Auditors|
|Protection of Citizens|
|University Academy Culture|
|Economics and Agriculture|
|Armed Forces and the Police Force|
|Amendments to the Constitution|
|Constitution of Haiti|