Singer victorious in Haitian election, preliminary results show
April 4th, 2011
07:42 PM ET

Singer victorious in Haitian election, preliminary results show

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, 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.

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  1. Roger

    The haitians people need change they deserved for a longtime now it up to them to manage it

    April 5, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Roger Saint Fort

    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.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Well said Roger...but are there any Hatians here?

    April 5, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |

    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.

    April 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Herbert

      Yours is the most sensible posting here yet. Thank you RUFFNUTT.

      April 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Hi, fake Ruffie. What's up?

    April 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kenson j-b

    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.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Zion

    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.

    May 2, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
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