|Categories||Elections & Politics in Haiti, Haiti Briefing (English)|
|Create Date||1st September 2016|
|Last Updated||6th March 2020|
On 12 January 2015, the mandates of a second third of the Haitian Senate and of the whole of the lower house expired, leaving Haiti without a legislature. This was due to the failure of President Michel Martelly to hold any legislative or local elections since he took power in March 2011. Since then, Martelly has been governing by decree.