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First Lady Sophia Martelly joins candidates for Haitian parliament | Miami Herald


Haiti’s First Lady Sophia Martelly filed Thursday to run for a Senate seat representing the West department, which encompasses the capital of Port-au-Prince.

“What you suspected, it is,” Martelly tweeted with a photo of her holding up her registration document.

Whether Martelly would seek a Senate seat in the upcoming Aug. 9 legislative elections, or attempt to replace her husband, Michel Martelly, in the Oct. 25 presidential balloting has been a subject of much speculation among Haiti watchers.

President Martelly begins the final year of his five-year presidential term in May. If no one wins the first round of presidential elections on Oct. 25 out right, runoffs will take place Dec. 27. via | Miami Herald.

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