Haiti to hold Presidential runoff
HAITi: Haiti: Haiti’s Presidential runoff election will be contested
between Mirlande Manigat and Michel Martelly in March, and Jude
Celestin, candidate of Haiti’s ruling Inite (Unity) Party, was out, the
Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) said Thursday.
“We have worked according to the formula and we are presenting a
final statement with the results,” CEP President Gaillot Dorsainvil said
while announcing the results of presidential vote recount.
United Nations Stabilization Mission Chief in Haiti Edmond Mulet
later told the press that “the end of this stage should finish with a
period of more than two months of uncertainty for the Haitian people.”
Jose Miguel Insulza, general secretary of the Organization of
American States (OAS), said in Washington that Haitians should “calmly
receive the results announced today (Thursday) and participate with
trust in the elections” to be held on March 20.
Despite the adversity of the January 2010 earthquake, Haiti has
proved its “civic and democratic will,” Insulza said, adding that he
would continue his work to aid the Haitian authorities to prepare and
hold the second round of elections.
Port-Au-Prince, Friday, Xinhua