Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | Categories:
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.
This is The Current.
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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