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I only have an etext available, but since your questions were not answered last evening, I'll do the best I can without. This particular question asks you to formulate an opinion.
No, I do not belueve that he should have chosen Mercedes. Mercedes was a part of his past; Haydee represented a fresh start and the future. The Mercedes he'd fallen in love with no longer existed, had he chosen her, he would have been following a dream.