PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The top finisher in last month's first-round presidential voting is already referring to himself as Haiti's leader. The No. 2 vote-getter is contesting the results.
There was a sharp contrast in tone Friday between government-backed candidate Jovenel Moise and former state construction chief Jude Celestin.
Top vote-getter Moise was largely celebratory, referring to himself as "the president of all Haitians." Celestin was more austere, denouncing alleged fraud in the contest and saying the official count was "not the results of the people."
Preliminary results released Thursday by electoral authorities has Moise with 32.8 percent of the total votes cast on Oct. 25. Celestin trails him with 25.2 percent.
The current tally has the top two candidates advancing to a late December runoff.