A landslide victory

Mr. Martelly captured two-thirds of the vote in a run-off presidential election, according to preliminary results released Monday evening by Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council.

“Martelly tapped into a very strong desire on the part of the Haitian people who were looking for hope in a candidate, someone who was not a professional politician,”

Martelly said he wants to focus on getting earthquake victims out of tent cities and on investing in the agricultural sector.

“He doesn’t have any support in parliament. Not in the senate or in the lower house,” he says. “And he does not have any experience managing anything but a band. Let’s hope that he again surrounds himself with smart people.”

Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2011/0405/How-Sweet-Micky-Martelly-transformed-from-carnival-singer-to-Haiti-president

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