HAITI: Bill Clinton meets with Martelly, Manigat in Haiti

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks before Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair accepts the Liberty Medal presentation at the National Constitution Center September 13, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is making a one-day visit to Haiti to discuss the future of reconstruction efforts with two presidential candidates who will compete in a March 20 runoff.

Clinton met late Tuesday morning with carnival singer Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly during a closed-door meeting. Clinton was then scheduled to meet with the other candidate, former first lady Mirlande Manigat.

Clinton did not speak to the news media but is scheduled to give a news conference with Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive later in the day.

Clinton is a special U.N. envoy to Haiti and co-chairs the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission with Bellerive.


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