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Wyclef may not make presidential candidate list

But ex-Fugees member is optimistic.

MUSICIAN WYCLEF JEAN’S plan to become the next president of Haiti appears to have come to an end.

The singer hasn’t made it onto a list of approved candidates for the November elections, according to Reuters.

A final list of candidates who meet legal requirements for the presidential race will be released today.

Under Haitian law, presidential candidates must live in the country for five years before running.

The news of Jean’s absence from the list came after he met with the current president for over two hours yesterday.

However, the singer said the meeting went well and thought he might be allowed to canvass for the post, and says he meets the requirements for candidates.

Jean was born in Haiti but moved to the US when he was nine. His interest in the presidency has drawn criticism from fellow celebrity Sean Penn and former bandmate Pras Michel.

He is also reported to have received death threats since he announced his intention to run.

Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, was considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to live prior to the devastating earthquake in January, and the new president will face serious challenges in getting the city rebuilt.

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