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Haiti

  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Republic of Haiti, formerly a French colony, was proclaimed independent January 1, 1804, and is now governed under a Constitution of October 9, 1889. The legislative power is vested in a Chamber of the Communes of 95 members (1 for each Commune) chosen for 3 years by direct popular vote, and in a Senate of 39 members chosen for 6 years (renewed to the extent of one–third every 2 years) by the Chamber of the Communes from a list made out partly by the President and partly by the electors. The President is elected for 7 years by the two Chambers in joint session. Members of both houses are paid, representatives and senators by the month (150 dollars) during session.

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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Haiti

1. Official Publications

  1. Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  2. Haiti. Bulletin No. 62 of the Bureau of the American Republics. Washington, 1892.Google Scholar
  3. Foreign Commerce and Navigation of the United States. 2 vols. Annual, Washington.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Ardouin (Beaubrun), Etudes sur l’histoire de Haïti. 10 vols. Paris, 1853–61.Google Scholar
  2. Fortunat (Dantés), Nouvelle géographie de l’île de Haïti. Port-au-Prince, 1888.Google Scholar
  3. Janvier (L. J.), Les Constitutions d’Haïti (1801–1885). Paris 1886. La République d’Haïti, 1840–82. Paris, 1883.Google Scholar
  4. Justin (J.), Etude sur les Institutions Haïtiennes. Paris, 1894.Google Scholar
  5. Léger (J. N.), Haiti, Her History and Retractors. New York, 1907.Google Scholar
  6. Madiou (N.), Histoire de Haïti. 3 vols. Port-au-Prince, 1847.Google Scholar
  7. Pritchard (Hesketh), Where Black Rules White. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  8. St. John (Sir Spenser), Haiti, or the Black Republic. 2nd. ed. London, 1889.Google Scholar
  9. Tippenhauer (L. Gentil), Die Insel Haïti. 2 vols. Leipzig, 1893.Google Scholar

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