Haiti Election: What's Next?

Pt 1: Haiti Election - What's Next? - Haitians await the initial results of an election held a week ago Sunday amidst chaos, confusion and outright anger. We talk to Michel "Sweet Mickey" Martelly, the man widely considered to be the front-runner to be Haiti's next President.


It's Tuesday, December 7th.

The results of Haiti's controversial election are expected to be released today.

Currently, polls show a possible run-off between the top two candidates: misery and corruption..... Optimism withdrew from the race weeks ago.

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Haiti Elections - David Gutnick

The results of Haiti's elections are expected today. Many Haitians aren't anticipating a lot of positive change. There have been allegations of fraud, voter intimidation, a lack of ballots and legitimate voters lists. And a significant number of Haitians and international observers say the results are illegitimate and the election should be voided. Many believe there will be a run off between Michel 'Sweet Micky" Martelly and Mirlande Manigat. David Gutnick tells us more from Port-au-Prince.

Haiti Election - Sweet Micky

One of the two candidates running to be Haiti's next President is Michel Martelly. He is a 49-year-old pop singer who is better known as "Sweet Micky." We reached him in the nation's capitol.

Haiti Election - Nicole Phillips

Nicole Phillips is a lawyer with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. She was part of a team of unofficial election observers. And she believes the vote had so many problems that the results are illegitimate. We reached her in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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