Wyclef new song attacks the denial as propaganda..he looks good holding the Haitian flag in the above digital image….surely he would continue to help the folks in #Haiti? New Wyclef Jean protest song contesting the decision of Haiti’s electoral council, CEP. We want equal rights and justice.
PORT-AU-PRINCE — Wyclef Jean has been definitively barred from running in Haiti’s presidential elections, the electoral council said Friday, but the hip-hop star dismissed the decision as “propaganda.”
The council ruled last week that 15 would-be candidates, including Jean, did not meet the legal requirements for candidacy in the November 28 presidential election.
On Friday a lawyer for the council underlined that despite Jean’s protestations since, the decision would stand.
“In the eyes of the law and the provisional electoral council (CEP), the list of candidates admitted to the race is final,” council lawyer Durand Jeanty said.
Jean dismissed the logic of the council that he was ineligible for the top office because he had not lived in the Caribbean nation for five consecutive years and suggested the powerful elite were trying to keep the diaspora out. Read