4

Wyclef Jean Hasn't Given Up Hope on Haitian Presidency

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

By now you've probably heard the news that Haitian presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean was disqualified from the race, as determined by the Haitian board of elections. The latest word on the blogosphere though is that Wyclef ain't quite ready to give up yet. According to E! Online Jean plans to appeal the decision, arguing that he was disqualified even before the official office that handles election disputes could properly make a ruling.

The best part? Jean is tweeting the news for all the world to see. The tweet read, "Tomorrow our Lawyers are appealing the decision of the CEP. We have met all the requirements set by the laws. And the law must be Respected."

In actuality though, the legality of his candidacy is one of the things about his decision to run that may not be legal. While the Fugee was born in Haiti, the law requires that a presidential candidate must live inside the country for the five years leading up to the election in order qualify. If you actually want to keep tabs on this story, screw major news outlets. Your best bet is likely that darned Twitter account. Ah -- 21st century electronic gossip at its finest...

More daily music news and gossip after the jump...

Pitchfork: Hear Three New Solo Songs from Radiohead Drummer Philip Selway
TwentyFourBit: Jim Jarmusch Preps Stooges Documentary, Tesla Opera
NME: Kanye West to Give Away One Song a Week Until Christmas
Spin: 25 Fall Albums that Matter Most
PopEater: Margaret Cho Wants to Challenge Sarah Palin to a Freestyle Battle

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.