Sunday, April 24, 2011

HAITI - Martelly is elected president

"Martelly wins the elections in Haiti," the title of a newspaper in Florida. Preliminary results released by the Provisional Electoral Council on April 4, the singer popular music compass, Michel Martelly, won 67.57% of the votes and his rival, former first lady and university Mirlande Manigat, 31, 74%.

Martelly, 50, nicknamed "Sweet Micky", is expected to take office May 14 after the announcement of final results on April 16. Initially, he had not qualified for the second round, but he had finally taken the place of the government candidate, Jude Celestin, after the revelation of fraud.

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