Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Presidential Bid Is Over Already?
Wyclef Jean can start focusing on his music again, because it doesn’t appear that he’ll need to write any victory speeches anytime soon.
According to a Haitian election official who spoke on Thursday, the musician-activist’s name isn’t included among a list of approved candidates that is expected to be made public today:
“He is not on the list as I speak.”
The 40-year-old’s candidacy has been mired in controversy ever since he threw his hat into the ring in early August, with critics questioning both his eligibility for the office—though born in Haiti, he left when he was nine years old—and the accounting irregularities of his charity organization Yéle, which has provided relief following Haiti’s devastating quake in January.
Haiti’s presidential election will be held on November 28.