Did the Romanian President Hit a 10-Year-Old in the Face?

The President, Traian Basescu, was mayor of Bucharest back in 2004. Footage has emerged that appears to show him chit-chatting to a crowd, placating a hysterical woman and, of course, slapping a child.

According to the Associated Press the video has been endlessly debated ahead of a runoff vote in the country. No-one can tell if he hit a kid deliberately, or in some kind of bizarre accident. Judge for yourself. Basescu squats at the edge of a stage, reaching out into the crowd. Then little Bogdan Istratoiu reaches up and puts his hand in the president's...