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    Singer Michel Martelly is the winner of Haiti's presidential election, beating former first lady Mirlande Manigat, according to official preliminary results, a senior electoral council official said Monday.

  • U.N. peacekeepers from Brazil stand guard at the gate of a polling station ahead of Sunday's second round of presidential elections in the Cite Soleil section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday, March 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Haitians choosing president amid uncertainty, anger

    One candidate is a musician with a bad-boy past. The other is a former first lady with a long political resume. Haiti's voters will choose one of them Sunday to lead a country where anger with the government runs deep and nearly a million people are living on the streets.

  • Demonstrators hold pictures of Haiti's ousted President Jean Bertrand Aristide during a protest demanding his return in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday Feb. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Government-backed candidate out of Haiti election

    Haitian electoral officials on Thursday dropped a government-backed candidate from the upcoming presidential runoff, ending a standoff with the U.S. and other international supporters over the results of a first-round of voting that was marred by fraud and disorganization.

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