Wyclef Jean injured in Haiti election clamor
Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean, who attempted to run for the presidency of Haiti, was injured Sunday morning in Port-au-Prince. There are conflicting reports about the nature of his wounds, though all parties agree they are non life-threatening.
Jean claims he was shot in the hand, while local police say he cut his hand on broken glass.
“The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,” Jean told the New York Daily News. “I heard blow, blow, blow and I just looked at my hand.”
“We met with the doctor who saw him and he confirmed Wyclef was cut by glass,” a local police chief told Reuters.
Only 23 percent of Haiti’s 4.7 million eligible voters turned out, and some are already calling for a re-vote in this runoff election between singer Michel Martelly, 50, and former first lady Mirlande Manigat, 70.
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