Haitian Presidential Candidate Visits Miami

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - The woman vying to be Haiti's next president is holding a rally in Miami.

Mirlande Manigat is set to visit a church in the Little Haiti neighborhood Sunday.

The 70-year-old is a law professor and former first lady.

In a flawed initial election with 19 presidential candidates,

Manigat outpaced the field but fell short of the 50 percent needed to win outright in November. She now faces 50-year-old former singer Michel "Sweet Mickey" Martelly in a runoff election March 20.

Both candidates have sought financial and political support from the roughly 800,000 Haitians living in the U.S.

They can't vote, but they send home more than a billion dollars a year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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