Wyclef Officially Drops Out Of Haitian Presidential Race

It's Official... Wyclef Jean is dropping out of the race for president of Haiti... but not before announcing the release of his upcoming album... "If I Were President, the Haitian Experience"

Wyclef Rejected as Candidate of President of Haiti

Here what Wyclef had to say...

"After weeks of quiet but painstaking reflection with my wife and daughter, I have chosen to end my bid for the presidency of Haiti."

"This was not an easy conclusion to reach; but it is one that was thoughtfully made, taking into account many, many competing factors and weighing the course that will best advance the healing of the country and help it find the quickest path to recovery."

"Some battles are best fought off the field, and that is where we take this now."

Wyclef and the reason for his apeal...

"Our ultimate goal in continuing the appeal was to further the people's opportunity to freely participate in a free and fair democratic process.

In that regard, the appeal was meant to improve the electoral process for all, candidates and voters alike.

It is one way that I hope to bring light to the functioning of a government that is often ranked as one of the most corrupt on the planet, resulting in a country that is by most measures the poorest in the Western world.

It's not about my candidacy

this appeal was meant to address the shortcomings of the process for every Haitian.

Though my run for the presidency was cut short, in this way, I feel it was not in vain; it's something we can use to improve conditions for my Haitian brothers and sisters."

And of course...

Wyclef Jean's new album "If I Were President, the Haitian Experience" is scheduled for release in February 2011, followed by the summer 2011 kickoff of his worldwide tour "The Haitian Experience."


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Kelly Villate says...

vote charles henry backer is voting for governement system which we did not have, voting for health care, education, reconstruction, rules and regulations, jobs a new country where all of of us will be able to b proud of and say now we have a country, we have a place we call come home, an haiti where gates, donald trump and others millionaires can come to invest, an haiti without corruptions and crooks, and haiti where if we dont respect the laws, we will pay the cosequences, an haiti where everyone pays taxes, an haiti where we look at each other and says brother, sister, we have come a long way and i luv u peace to all

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Danielson says...

hey Wycleffffffffffffffffffff pa pale konsa, pa bliye ou se yon profet se pa jodia ou te chante sou sa nan chante ki te di "SI OU GEN ZOREY TANDE SI OU GEN BOUCH PALE " et map diw pa bliye le bondye te voye jonas nan misyon an li pat vle ale ou te we sa ki te pase, mwen pa ta swete ou bay vag paske ou nan yon misyon byen determine se sel sa mwen ka di

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Taly says...

it was about time that he dropped out.
i mean i don't know what Haitian in his right mind would vote for Wyclef.' i know he's done a lot for the country but Wyclef is not fit to be a president.

the guy doesn't even speak good creole, and i'll be shocked if he could have a decent conversation in French.

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