UPDATE: Wyclef says that he has not given up hope yet. The announcement may postpone to this weekend.
Although earlier today Wyclef Jean told the Associated Press that he had a positive meeting with the current President of Haiti, authorities in the Caribbean country made a decision to deny his run for President. Yesterday, the former Fugees member was reportedly in hiding, awaiting this Friday’s decision on eligibility.
Wyclef was not included on the list that was released today, which contains the candidates that meet the legal requirements to run in the November election. According to a council official who spoke with Reuters, Jean’s candidacy did not meet several legal requirements. The announcement will formally be stated Friday (August 20) to the public.
HipHopDX will keep you updated. (August 19)
UPDATE: Late the morning on August 20, Wyclef Jean tweeted the following message, indicating that he still was awaiting a formal verdict.
We await the decision of the Electoral Council,To see if I made the list as a Candidate. As it is written So Shall it be Done!
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