Haiti elec­tion re­sult de­lay

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

THE an­nounce­ment of Haiti’s pro­vi­sional pres­i­den­tial elec­tion re­sults has been de­layed by four days and will now take place on Mon­day. Both for­mer first lady Mir­lande Mani­gat, 70, and pop­u­lar singer Michel Martelly, 50, have ex­pressed con­fi­dence that they tri­umphed in the March 20 run-off. The elec­toral com­mis­sion said fi­nal re­sults were not ex­pected un­til April 16. The can­di­dates are vy­ing for the job of re­build­ing a Caribbean nation that was dev­as­tated by a Jan­uary 2010, earth­quake that flat­tened the nation’s cap­i­tal Port-au-Prince at the cost of more than 225,000 lives.

Mir­lande Mani­gat

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