Haitian President Michel Martelly is in Miami where he planned to get a “complete medical checkup.”
Political chaos reigned in Haiti Friday and into Saturday after Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned from office shortly before he was to meet with the country’s president and ministers at the national palace, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Haitian President Michel Martelly is delaying a controversial plan to reinstate the Haitian army, and is choosing instead to set up a special commission to decide.
Haiti’s president is in Miami Saturday to meet with Haitian-Americans. It’s his first official trip to South Florida.
Haitians in South Florida are celebrating the inauguration of Haiti’s president Michel Martelly. Back in Haiti, a smiling Martelly, wearing the red and blue presidential sash, walked out of a white parliament building holding his wife’s right hand.
Former singer and first time political candidate Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly has beaten former first lady Mirlande Manigat to become the next president of Haiti.
As Haitian-Americans in South Florida watch from hundreds of miles away, their friends and relatives back home cast ballots Sunday for president in hopes a new leader could do what others have not.
South Florida’s Haitian-American community has been following details of Haiti’s presidential runoff election very closely and now, they get to meet one of the candidates in person.