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Pop singer confirmed as president

Officials have published final results that show a popular singer has won Haiti's presidential elections.

The announcement confirms that Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly won the run-off for the election with 67.57% of the vote.

When preliminary results released on April 4 showed he defeated his rival in the March 20 run-off, opponent Mirlande Manigat said she would not contest.

The 50-year-old Mr Martelly begins his term on May 14. He will be in charge of leading reconstruction efforts in Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake last year.


From Belfast Telegraph