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Haiti postpones ruling on Wyclef Jean's candidacy - URAIA +UKAZI !

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    Haiti postpones ruling on Wyclef Jean's candidacy


    [​IMG] AP – Former US President and UN special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton, center, votes during the second meeting …



    By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press Writer Tamara Lush, Associated Press Writer – Tue Aug 17, 11:50 pm ET
    [COLOR=#366388! important][COLOR=#366388! important]PORT-AU-PRINCE[/COLOR][/COLOR], Haiti – Haiti's electoral commission said late Tuesday that it was postponing its ruling on who will be allowed to run for president in November elections, leaving hip hop artist Wyclef Jean's candidacy in limbo.
    A statement from the commission, known as the CEP, said it would postpone the announcement until Friday.
    The delay was the latest turn in the fledgling presidential race in this earthquake-torn country. Jean — one of dozens of candidates vying for the office — said he was in hiding Tuesday after receiving [COLOR=#366388! important][COLOR=#366388! important]death [COLOR=#366388! important]threats[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR].
    The musician disclosed the threats in a series of e-mails to The Associated Press, revealing few details. Jean said he received a phone call telling him to get out of Haiti and that he was in hiding in a secret location in the [COLOR=#366388! important][COLOR=#366388! important]Caribbean [COLOR=#366388! important]country[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR].
    The Haitian-born Jean said he did not know whether the commission would approve his candidacy, but there have been questions about whether he meets the residency requirements to run.
    "We await the CEP decision but the laws of the Haitian Constitution must be respected," he said in one of a flurry of e-mails.
    Later in the evening, Jean sent the AP a one-word e-mail: "Hope!"
     
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