Haiti. A mistrust was made to Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis in April. The Senate first refused to approve his successor Michèle Pierre-Louis’s government plan. It was not until April 19 and June 7 that the Senate election elections held for more than a year were held and that would guarantee necessary political support to Pierre-Louis. But it took as long as September 5 before the new Senate approved Pierre-Louis and the five-month political stalemate on the government formation issue could be broken. The following day Pierre-Louis was sworn into office.
The Senate’s swift decision came as a direct result of Haiti being hit by no less than four hurricanes in just three weeks in August that killed at least 700 people and directly impacted almost a million people’s lives. In the city of Gonaïves in northern Haiti, buried under 3 million cubic meters of clay, 80 percent of the population became homeless as a result of the storm. Haiti’s already weak infrastructure and agricultural sector were hit hard, and President René Préval claimed that the natural disasters had caused the country to retreat for several years in its development.
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Haiti’s climate is consistently tropical and therefore has greater temperature differences during the day than during the year. Rainfall is around 1300 mm in most of Haiti, but only around 500 mm in the northwest, where it only rains in summer. There are two main rainy seasons during the year, from April to May and from September to October. Due to the proximity to the warm Gulf Stream, the water temperature is 25 ° C.
According to Countryaah reports, the population of Haiti in 2008 was 9,949,211, ranking number 84 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.590% yearly, and the population density was 361.0059 people per km2.