Haiti chooses a former banana exporter to be its next president after public unrest

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Moise won 55.67 percent of the vote in the November 20 election, the electoral council said, a majority that means the impoverished Caribbean nation will avoid a runoff and a political void, so long as the losing candidates do not contest the result. 

“We want to salute the maturity of the Haitian people,” said Leopold Berlanger, the president of the election council, which organised the vote weeks after a devastating hurricane hit the country. 

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