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From pop star to president: Haiti's election winner

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From pop star to president: Haiti's election winner


Supporters of “Sweet Micky” are celebrating his landslide win in last month’s election in Haiti.

Dismissed as a no-hoper at first, Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly still seems an unlikely choice to lead one of the world’s most challenged countries.

He is, after all, a singer and anti-establishment entertainer with a reputation for exuberant on-stage antics.

But after decades of poverty and misrule and last year’s crippling earthquake, Martelly tapped into the aspirations of Haitians yearning for change.

His promises to deliver swept aside a second- round challenge from his older, more experienced rival, former first lady Mirlande Manigat.

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