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Martelly Wins Election

Martelly Wins Election

Michel Martelly won a landslide victory in Haiti’s presidential election. Preliminary results from the provisional electoral council gave the 50-year-old entertainer, also known as ‘Sweet Mickey’ and political outsider a clear win with nearly 68% of the vote, compared with less than 32% for his rival.

The new president tweeted his thanks to voters: "We'll work for all Haitians. Together we can do it."

Presidential Runoff Elections in Haiti

The Republic of Haiti has a Presidential run-off election on Sunday, 20 March 2011, between Mirlande Manigat and Michel Martelly. Much is at stake for the country. Although the next President cannot single-handedly bring about the systemic change and long term efforts needed for the country to rise from the devastation that the January 2010 earthquake added to the fragile country, the next President will play an indispensable role in the country's successes or setbacks.  

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