Democracy Now: Préval Protégé to Exit Haiti Race


Haiti’s governing party has announced it is withdrawing President René Préval’s handpicked successor from the ongoing presidential race. On Wednesday, the Unity Party said Jude Célestin will drop out of a second-round face-off against former first lady Mirlande Manigat. Protests had erupted in Haiti after Célestin was initially declared to have placed ahead of Haitian musician Michel Martelly in the opening round.

~ by wheresthemic on January 27, 2011.

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