Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian Senate Candidates Overwhelmingly Male

Despite a Constitutionally-mandated quota of 30% female participation, 91.27% of candidates for Haiti’s Senate are male: Out of 149 candidates for Haiti’s various departments, only 13 are women. This article breaks those numbers down by department and also provides a list of the woman candidates.

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Haiti – FLASH : 149 candidates for 10 seats in the Senate (list)


July 19, 2016

149 candidates (13 women and 136 men) will compete on 9 October for the first round of elections of the renewal of third of the Senate.

The dominance of the number of men candidates (91.27%) over the women candidates is overwhelming, far from the respect of minimum 30% quota for women stipulated in the amended Constitution.

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