Entertainer Michel Martelly won Haiti’s presidential election in a landslide victory over former first lady Mirlande Manigat, news agencies say. Michel secured 68 percent of votes while Manigat got 32 percent, according to the Guardian, citing initial results released by the country’s electoral council.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.