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Martelly Wins Haiti Presidency

Preliminary results show he took 68% against Mirlande Manigat

(Newser) - Musician Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly scored a come-from-behind victory today in Haiti's presidential runoff, according to preliminary results from last month's election. Martelly, who has never held political office, received nearly 68% of the vote in the two-way race with Mirlande Manigat, electoral council spokesman Pierre Thibault said in... More »

Aristide Returns to Haiti

US wanted him to steer clear until after Sunday's election

(Newser) - The US really, really wanted him to stay away until Sunday's presidential elections were over, but Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti today after a seven-year exile. The former priest and twice-elected president arrived just ahead of a runoff to determine whether pop singer Michel Martelly or former first lady Mirlande... More »

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