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Wyclef Jean goes back to music

Published 22/09/2010 | 11:09

Wyclef Jean is leaving Haitian politics to promote his album
Wyclef Jean is leaving Haitian politics to promote his album

Wyclef Jean has officially ended his bid for Haiti's presidency.

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The singer is leaving Haitian politics to promote a new album, his publicist said in a statement.

Wyclef's candidacy ended last month when the Caribbean country's eight-member provisional electoral council left him and more than a dozen other hopefuls off the ballot. Nineteen candidates were approved.

No official reasons were given for the exclusions. Wyclef is presumed not to have met constitutional requirements including living in Haiti. He lives in New Jersey.

The announcement ends speculation the singer would contest the disqualification, though the council does not allow appeals.

The election is slated for November 28.

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