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Wyclef Jean ruled out of Haiti presidential election

Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been told he is not allowed to run in the country's presidential election after failing the residency requirements.

The 40-year-old singer, who lives in the US, formally registered to stand earlier this month.

Following the ruling, Mr Jean issued a statement saying he respectfully disagreed with the council's decision but accepted it and urged his supporters to do the same.

Jack Izzard reports.

  • 21 Aug 2010
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