Wyclef Jean: Out From Haiti's Presidential Race
Wyclef Jean‘s bid for Haiti’s presidency officially ended as Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council disqualified the musician from running in this year’s election.
The 40-year-old former Fugees frontman officially announced that he was running for the position in early August to help the earthquake ravaged country.
“It is with a heavy heart that I tell you today that the board of elections in Haiti has disqualified me from my run for the presidency of the country,” Wyclef said in a statement. “Though I disagree with the ruling, I respectfully accept the committee’s final decision, and I urge my supporters to do the same.”
Although the council hasn’t disclosed the reasons for the disqualification, it is speculated that it may be related to the requirement that a candidate must live in Haiti for the past 5 years.