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. gerry

    HELL YEAH!!!

    April 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Idalgo

    Well I think this is what the haitian people had vote for.Well done now all haitian people need to get together with president to give the country the change was talking about during his compaign....Lets get together to save Haiti.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MARIE


    April 4, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Richard Allen

    Dude! I want a Taco now. I know, it has nothing to do with Haiti, but I still want a taco. A singing taco.

    April 4, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Congratulations, Haiti! May you prosper!

    @Richard Allen: I sent a "singing taco" to your house...she should be there anytime..3-2-1 ding dong!

    April 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dontroyce bey

    Haith now kan be stable and be in peace and stay sovreign do let to much outside forces kome in peace and love jah rastafari celase i

    April 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank - Ohio

    $4 gas is here. Don't buy gas on Fridays.

    April 4, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey

    C'est impossible!

    April 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Buh

    Congrats! Now let's see some good things happen, eh?

    April 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rachel brutus

    One way this new president elected would be effective for Haiti: Only if he gives his life to Jesus and lead all Haitian to the Lord ! ! ! VOILA LA SEUL REPONSE POUR MA CHERE HAITI QUE J'ADORE.

    April 5, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Sil

      I agree. Let's pray that he does.

      April 5, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joel Raes

    I guess he cant do any worse.


    Joel Raes

    April 5, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Gassius

    He'd better be ready for the next earthquake. I feel another fart coming on...

    April 5, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    I was kinda hoping Aristide would somehow be restored as Haiti's leader. You remember him don't you? After Ross Perot's investigation team stumbled upon an CIA drug-ring in SE Asia that was funneling the drug-cash through Hatian banks, President Aristide passed laws making it illegal for the CIA to bank in Haiti. In short-order, Aristide was facing a well-armed rebellion. Well armed with brand-new American M-16s. The CIA did to Haiti what they are doing to Libya today. And there are actually preachers who teach that God is with the USA , as if the CIA were God's little helpers. Really. I'm not kidding! And get this:There are people who actually believe them!

    April 5, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sunar From Indonesia Phone: 628993362379 Web:

    whoever leads haiti need to bring the country to a greater futcha

    April 5, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. Roger

    The haitians people voted for change I hope that they unite themselves together for a real change.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
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