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Wyclef Claims 'Trickery' Blocked His Presidential Bid

It’s not looking likely that Fugee alumnus and Haitian presidential wannabe Wyclef Jean will be successful in his quest to become his homeland’s next head of state. The problem apparently lies in the official residency requirements for presidential candidates, which Jean wasn’t able to fulfill — but that doesn’t mean he’s going down without a fight. –KA

New York Daily News:

Even before our work began friends in Haiti and abroad had warned me that much trickery would be used to block me. The result: CEP has proved it true,” Jean said in an audio message in Creole, which was distributed to the media in Haiti.

[…] At first, Jean, 37, said he would abide by the council’s decision. But he later changed his mind, and announced on Twitter that he’d appeal.

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