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Wyclef Jean's Pick for Haiti President Wins Election

April 5, 2011 (8:36 am) GMT
The Fugees star, who has previously been shot while campaigning for Michel Martelly, shares the result of Haiti president election on his Twitter.

is celebrating after learning his pick for Haiti President has won the vote. star was back home in Haiti on Monday, April 4 for the first time since he was shot at while campaigning for presidential hopeful Michel Martelly on March 11 - and he announced the election result via Twitter.com.

In a tweet to followers, the hip-hop star wrote, "I am in Haiti right now the next president has been announced its @presidentmicky !!!!!!!!" Wyclef was traveling through the city of Delmas, near Port-au-Prince, on 19 March when his car came under attack from a mystery gunman. He suffered a minor injury to his hand and was taken to hospital for treatment.

He initially planned to challenge Martelly in the race for President but he was ruled ineligible to run for office in 2010. Martelly, who has no previous government experience, won the run-off against former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.

The first results will be open to legal challenges before the final winner is declared later on April 11.

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