Prime Minister of Haiti

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Prime Minister of Haiti
Premier ministre d'Haïti
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Jack Guy Lafontant

since 21 March 2017
Style His/Her Excellency
Member of Council of Ministers
Appointer Jovenel Moïse,
as President of Haiti
Inaugural holder Martial Célestin
Formation 9 February 1988
Website [1]

The Prime Minister of Haiti (French: Premier ministre d'Haïti) is the head of government of Haiti. The office was created under the 1987 Constitution; previously, all executive power was held by the President or head of state, who appointed and chaired the Council of Ministers.


The Prime Minister is appointed by the President and ratified by the National Assembly.

Duties and powers[edit]

The Prime Minister appoints the Ministers and Secretaries of State and goes before the National Assembly to obtain a vote of confidence for his declaration of general policy. The Prime Minister enforces the laws and, along with the President, is responsible for national defense. In addition, the Prime Minister oversees the National Commission on Government Procurement (CNMP), a decentralized body.[1]

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