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.
The haitians people need change they deserved for a longtime now it up to them to manage it
Haitians people its about time to wake up and do what is possitive for your country I know that you can do it together come on and start it.
Well said Roger...but are there any Hatians here?
I just wonder if a "bourgeois" democracy in Haiti will ever work. So far that never seemed to be the case. I believe that a benevolent dictatorship would work better although it's not politically correct to say so. It seems like people have an obsession with "democracy" and political correctness.
Yours is the most sensible posting here yet. Thank you RUFFNUTT.
Hi, fake Ruffie. What's up?
Nothing will ever change. We haitian are doomed for our sins and God will only deliver us in the same amount of time that He did for Israel.
We need to unite ourselves and hold hands to each other, and realize when other countries tryna make us make a fool of our own selves. We need to stop begging and start negotiating cause we have the resouces. we just don't have the equipments to detect them.