03 Feb '11, 6pm

Ex-first lady, musician in Haiti vote run-off

Ex-first lady, musician in Haiti vote run-off

PORT-AU-PRINCE : Former first lady Mirlande Manigat and popular singer Michel Martelly have made it to the second round of Haiti's presidential election, according to official results Thursday from the election commission. The results mean that ruling party candidate Jude Celestin did not make it through to March's delayed presidential run-off, the Provisional Electoral Commission said. The election results had been anticipated Wednesday, but were delayed for a day, keeping the country on tenterhooks as it nervously waited to learn which two of the three first-round election contenders had qualified for the March 20 run-off. International security forces, meanwhile, braced for possible unrest after the announcement, with supporters of Celestin certain to be dissatisfied that he had been bounced from the run-off after initially placing second in the disputed November electi...

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