GOVERNMENT: The current president of Haiti is Michel Martelly.  This picture shows Michel hugging a local Haitian. Presidents in Haiti have one five-year term. Also, in order to be president you need to be 35, and you had to have lived in Haiti for five years before the election. Haiti's government is a democracy, just like the U.S.

GOVERNMENT: The current president of Haiti is Michel Martelly. This picture shows Michel hugging a local Haitian. Presidents in Haiti have one five-year term. Also, in order to be president you need to be 35, and you had to have lived in Haiti for five years before the election. Haiti's government is a democracy, just like the U.S.

Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

Haiti government swearing in ceremony 19th January 2015

Haiti's new 'consensus' government sworn in

Haiti government swearing in ceremony 19th January 2015

Chemins de Fer in Haiti, government of Pierre Theoma Boisrond-Canal

Chemins de Fer in Haiti, government of Pierre Theoma Boisrond-Canal

Maybe that's why we overthrew their first elected government in 100+ years... he wanted some of this for the Haitians?

Maybe that's why we overthrew their first elected government in 100+ years... he wanted some of this for the Haitians?

Toussaint Louverture (1743 – 1803) Leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution, who emancipated the slaves and briefly established Haiti as a black-governed French protectorate. by eve

Toussaint Louverture (1743 – 1803) Leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution, who emancipated the slaves and briefly established Haiti as a black-governed French protectorate. by eve

Haiti's coat of arms. "L'union fait la force" - Unity makes strength.

Coat of Arms of Haiti

Haiti's coat of arms. "L'union fait la force" - Unity makes strength.

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's government announced Sunday it is postponing long delayed legislative and municipal elections, on the same day they were supposed to be held. The office of President Michel Martelly made the announcement postponing the vote, which is already three years overdue. "President Michel Martelly, in his constant concern to guarantee political stability, promises to pursue consultations with the different sectors of national life in order to hold the elections as soon…

Haiti postpones legislative, municipal elections

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's government announced Sunday it is postponing long delayed legislative and municipal elections, on the same day they were supposed to be held. The office of President Michel Martelly made the announcement postponing the vote, which is already three years overdue. "President Michel Martelly, in his constant concern to guarantee political stability, promises to pursue consultations with the different sectors of national life in order to hold the elections as soon…

Haitian earthquake

Forgotten Goodbyes for Haiti Quake Victims

Port-au-Prince (/ˌpɔrtoʊˈprɪns/; French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁopʁɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens) is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 897,859 in 2009 with the metropolitan area (aire métropolitaine) estimated at a population of 2,296,386.[1] The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétion-Ville.  The city of Port-au-Prince is on the…

Port-au-Prince (/ˌpɔrtoʊˈprɪns/; French pronunciation: ​[pɔʁopʁɛ̃s]; Haitian Creole: Pòtoprens) is the capital and largest city of the Caribbean country of Haiti. The city's population was estimated at 897,859 in 2009 with the metropolitan area (aire métropolitaine) estimated at a population of 2,296,386.[1] The metropolitan area is defined by the IHSI as including the communes of Port-au-Prince, Delmas, Cite Soleil, Tabarre, Carrefour, and Pétion-Ville. The city of Port-au-Prince is on the…

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