Flamboyant carnival musician Michel Martelly defeated former Haitian first lady Mirlande Manigat in Haiti's presidential runoff vote last month, according to preliminary results released Monday.
Martelly took 67.6% of the vote, while Manigat received 31.5%, according to Pierre Thibault, spokesman for Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council.
Final results are scheduled to be announced April 16.
- Journalist Allyn Gaestel contributed to this report.
Musician Michel Martelly won Haiti's last month's presidential runoff with 67.57 percent of the vote,Â according to Pierre Thibault, spokesman for Haiti's provisional electoral council.
compared with 31.74 percent for Mirlande Manigat,according to Pierre Thibault – spokesman for Haiti's provisionalelectoral council who read out the results at a press conference Mondayevening at the electoral council headquarters in Petionville,Port-au-Prince.