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Haiti: Pop star officially president

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Haiti's President-elect Michel Martelly speaks during a joint news conference with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Alex Brandon Haiti's President-elect Michel Martelly speaks during a joint news conference with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Alex Brandon

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitian officials have published final results that show a popular singer won Haiti's presidential elections.  

The announcement Wednesday confirms that Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly won the runoff for the election with 67.57 percent of the vote.  

When preliminary results released on April 4 showed he defeated his rival in the March 20 runoff, opponent Mirlande Manigat said she wouldn't contest.  

The 50-year-old Martelly begins his term May 14. He will be in charge of leading reconstruction efforts in Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake last year  

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