Wyclef Deemed Ineligible to Run for President of Haiti

After spending the last few days in limbo, it was announced last night that Wyclef Jean is not allowed to run for President of Haiti, because he did not meet his native land’s requirements for office, stating that all candidates have lived in the country for the last five years.

In a statement Clef said he will not contest the ruling. “I was inspired to run for president because I know Haiti can become great with the right leadership, and I believe I could be that leader,” he said. “But ultimately, we must respect the rule of law in order for our island to become the great nation we all aspire for it to be.”

‘Clef first officially announced his intentions to run for the highest office on the island on August 5.

Even before the decision was made, the former member of The Fugees member made clear his intentions to work towards social change in Haiti—whether or not he held political office. “If I’m turned down…what we will do is—we have the movement for the youth, which is called Fas a Fas and the political party, which is called Vive a Sum, living together,” he told Larry King. “We will continue to fight…to give kids [a good education], which is one of the number one things in the Constitution, the Haitian Constitution, says all kids should have privilege to a free education. And that’s something that we’re going to push on, whether I make it or not.”

Pras, a Haiti-American himself, was not supporting the campaign of his former groupmate. “I endorse Michel Martell as the next president of Haiti because he is the most competent candidate for the job,” he said earlier this month in a statement.

The Haitian Press Association has reported that United Nations peacekeeping forces are in Haiti ready to handle any possible incidents that arise in light of the decision. Clef had already received death threats on the heels of his announcement and was reportedly in hiding earlier this week. —Adam Fleischer

  • Sha

    I actually think this is better for all parties involved. It is clear that, while good intentioned, Wyclef was definitely not the best person to lead Haiti. And now, Wyclef can concentrate, if he’s genuinely serious, about building a serious administration to lead the country of Haiti for the future.

    Wyclef was out-gunned and undermanned. But if he’s serious, move to Haiti and show the world your true love for your country. Because it’s clear The United States doesn’t have enough love for Haiti. With or without Sean Penn.

    • $yk

      Racist bitch

    • POLAR OPPOSITE OF A F_U_C_K NIGGA

      yall dumb

  • BeerGangsta

    Don’t player hate Congradulate!! That Rap shit don’t work in other opportunity. I knew them Honkeys was going to do this. Obama was enough for them. Wyclef would have been the best President ever!!

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  • Big Shotgun Totin Nigga

    BAHAHAHA THIS NIGGA WYCLEF BEEN PUSSY HIZ HOLE LIFE NIGGA FUCK YO COUNTRY U CANT EEM RUN THAT BICH

    LET DA WHITE FOLKS HAVE DAT SHIT N WE CAN KEEP AMERIKKKA

    • PUSSEE BEETAH

      nigga u aint got no shotguns nigga i got a shotgun blow yo fucken head clean off nigga from a hunnid yards out pussy see me!

      • Big Shotgun Totin Nigga

        WHO DA FUK U THANK U IZ NICKA U AINT SHIT NICKA U PUSSY YO MOMMA PUSSY YO DADDY PUSSY YO SISTA PUSSY YO GRANMAMA SHO AS HELL PUSSY AND BY THE WAY NICKA FUK U!

        AHAHAHAHAHAHAH HOW U LIKE DAT PUSSY NICKA

        • PUSSEE BEETAH

          shoot up yo block nigga

        • Big Shotgun Totin NIgga

          OMFG BEEN WAITIN FOR U TO SAY SUMTHIN JUST WAITIN!

          PUSSY NIGGA U DED U HEAR ME DEAD
          BUCK BUCK BUCK BUCK! RIGHT AT YO HOUSE BITCH NIGGA

          NIGGA U PUSSY NIGGA

        • PUSSEE BEETAH

          laffin atcho ass pussy nigga

          u aint fint a c this red beem that gon lead my bullet withco name on da nigga right to yo siss ass dome niggggggggggahhh!

        • shitbeast

          die.

  • Face Phoenix

    As well intentioned as Wyclef was… the idea of him becoming President of Haiti was far fetch. White people love Bruce Springsteen but that doesn’t mean they would vote for him as president. It was all a dream. Wyclef wanted to do something for Haiti but I truly don’t think he had an actual readied plan for reconstruction and renewing infrastructure. Haiti is a sad case of a nation that was fooled at it’s inception and saddled with ridiculous post revolution debts that have crippled it to this day. Even at the height of the their greatest victory they would fall victim to a new form of slavery… debt. Haiti is like so many other nations… their problems can’t be solved by just money or hand outs – they need leadership, education & unity in order to compete with the other nations of the civilized world. Most nations in these situations are not going to recover for years [or even decades] without the funds and vision it takes to reinvent, restore & revive a culture and nation. I am sorry to say I wouldn’t expect anything good to come from the coming elections. I truly don’t expect anything but third world politics as usual.

    • Big Shotgun Totin Nigga

      AWWWWW HELL NAW DIS NIGGA EVEN GAYA DAN DA OTHA NICKA I JUS TOLD OFF

      • Face Phoenix

        Yeah, you talk loud [and often] but you ain’t saying nothing… like most the fools on Fox News.

  • lol

    this nigga clef is pussy yall

  • IndyKid

    Wyclef is just a typical celebrity trying to be a political benchmark. I’m sorry but it’s just not gonna work out. He has no ground to stand on. He’s clearly not very intelligent; ‘education is one of the number one things’. How many number one things are on your list ‘Clef?

    Please…

    Indy

  • Blitz

    WTF is up with yall stealin’ people’s screen names????? That shit is gay!

    What up to that nigga $yk! I see they tryin to set you up playa.

    Also… What up to that nigga Sha! Fuck these internet gangstas. Keep doin’ you!

    • Madden

      Blitz is a shit ass old ass football game for pussy niggas. Take this burner and light yoself up bitch

      • Blitz

        I LOVE MEN

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