President Jovenel Moïse says he wants to use his new power to rule by executive order to reform the constitution and make his country easier to govern.
Jovenel Moise aims to get the new constitution drafted within three months of being started and voted on in a referendum by year-end.
“We have a window of opportunity," Jovenel Moïse said. "I want to take it to fix what has been broken in the Haitian system for far too long and finally allow us to move forward.”
Haiti's 1987 constitution is seen by many observers as excessively dividing power between the executive and legislature in a way that fuels the country's political instability and frequent deadlock.