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Light Dims on Jean’s Bid for Haitian Presidency

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Posted on Aug 20, 2010
Wyclef Jean
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Wyclef Jean is overcome with emotion during a news conference in New York last January after a visit to his quake-stricken homeland.

According to an unnamed member of Haiti’s provisional electoral council, Fugee founder and hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean has been deemed ineligible to run for his country’s presidency. Jean, who no longer lives in Haiti, had announced his intent to run last month, stirring excitement among the country’s disillusioned youth. —JCL

The Guardian:

The hip-hop star Wyclef Jean’s bid to become the president of Haiti appeared to be in doubt last night after an election official said he was not on the list of candidates for the 28 November poll.

The singer’s presidential bid has electrified the earthquake-stricken country’s election campaign. But yesterday a member of the country’s provisional electoral council, who asked not to be named, told Reuters: “He is not on the list as I speak.”

The official added that the country’s electoral disputes office had ruled that Jean’s candidacy did not meet several legal requirements.

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By micmic88, August 23, 2010 at 1:14 am Link to this comment

I think he would make a good president, but what do I know.. Good luck Wyclef!


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By ofersince72, August 21, 2010 at 9:50 am Link to this comment

He is the wrong Jean for Haitian president anyway,

and anyway again,  with Clinton and Bush in charge, just

what do you silly Americans believe is going to happen

down there?  They are going to make damn sure that the

progressive leaders of Latin America have no IN what

so ever in that poverty striken nation.
FUCK YOU ! !! ! ! !

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