Haiti Elections { 61 images } Created 30 Nov 2010

To cap a year of turmoil in Haiti, with a devastating earthquake and widespread cholera outbreak, Haitians went to the polls on November 28 in the first round of voting to choose a new president. Current president Rene Preval's hand-picked successor, Jude Celestin, faced minimal popularity. Michel Martelly, a well-known singer, is heavily supported in Port-au-Prince but failed to make the runoff. Meanwhile,a former first lady, Mirlande Manigat, has emerged as the leading candidate. Due to persistent difficulties for most people in obtaining a voting card, turnout was extremely low. A runoff between Celestin and Manigat is scheduled for January 16, 2011.
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