'Clef's presidential run ends before it starts, as Haiti's electoral council denies his appeal.Wyclef
"After careful consideration and much soul-searching, I have made the decision to contest Haiti's board of election's pronouncement stating that I am ineligible to run for the presidency of the country," Jean said via written statement.
"Therefore there is absolutely no possibility for Wyclef Jean to be added to the list of candidates approved to run in the next presidential
While not giving a specific reason, election officials did say Jean failed to meet the requirement of maintaining five consecutive years of residency in Haiti prior to running.
"I have spent half my life in Haiti going back and forth," Jean responded, in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday. "The electoral council is very corrupted."