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Wyclef Jean disqualified to run in Haiti presidential election

HollywoodNews.com: Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean announced Tuesday that he was ending his run to become president of Haiti.
For many weeks, Sean Penn, who has been part of the country’s earthquake reconstruction efforts, has been championing against Jean’s bid. The Oscar winning actor felt that Jean was a poor candidate to lead the country after turning his back on rebuilding it during a time of disaster.
Jean was found to be unqualified to run in the Nov. 28 race along with 14 other individuals per the New York Daily News. Though he was born in Haiti, he was raised in Brooklyn, NY. Jean believes that he was nixed from the election as the committee did not believe he lived in Haiti for five consecutive years.
In a statement, Jean said:
“After weeks of quiet but painstaking reflection with my wife and daughter, I have chosen to end my bid for the presidency of Haiti.
“This was not an easy conclusion to reach; but it is one that as thoughtfully made, taking into account many, many competing factors and weighing the course that will be advance the healing of the country and help it find the quickest path for recovery.
“It’s not about my candidacy – this appeal was meant to address the shortcomings of the process for every Haitian.
“Though my run for the presidency was cut short, in this way, I feel it was not in vain; it’s something we can use to improve conditions for my Haitian brothers and sisters.”
Jean’s new album, “If I Were President, the Haitian Experience” will be released in February. He also plans to tour.
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