Wyclef Jean May Be Out of Haiti Election
He's not on official list of candidates, says report
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2010 6:18 PM CDT
Wyclef Jean walks surrounded by security at his mother's house in Croix de Bouquets, Haiti, Wednesday, Aug. 18.   (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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(Newser) – Haiti's presidential election may have just gotten a lot less interesting: Reuters is reporting that Wyclef Jean didn't make the cut for official candidates. "He's not on the list as I speak," says an anonymous member of the nation's electoral council. The list is due to be made public tomorrow, so presumably there's time for a last-minute plea by the hip-hop artist. The report is sketchy, saying only that Jean didn't meet several legal requirements. Click here for more on his candidacy—and death threats.