Wyclef Says He Will Appeal His Rejection As Candidate For President Of Haiti

Wyclef Jean posted the following message on Twitter earlier today: "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"


wyclef twitter message - appeal CEP decision

Bon Fout... Men Li!

Remember a few days ago, I wrote an article with the following title: What Does "Residence" In Haiti Mean Exactly?

I wrote that article because I had a feeling "RESIDANS" would become the hot topic of this election.

Keep in mind...

The Haitian constitution does not define exactly what "Residence in Haiti" really means. It simply says in aticle 135e "Have resided in the country for five (5) consecutive years before the date of the elections"

Does that mean you are not allowed to leave Haiti for one day, one week, one month, or nine months for that matter?

What does it mean in LEGAL terms?

So basically...

If you have a home in Haiti, a business in Haiti, a charity organization in Haiti, and you have NOT been OUT of the country totally EACH year, for FIVE consecutive years... Does that men you have "Residence in Haiti?"

Legally I would say YES...

If the constitution cannot prove otherwise, can 7 men and 2 women (The CEP) interpret the constitution their way and decide to kick someone out of the race solely on the basis of "Residence"????

HMMM?

Don't shoot the messenger, I am just playing devil's advocate

But I do want to hear your thoughts on this matter

Reply with your comments.

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Edy Guadeloupe says...

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I have been told that: " Jean ",

Mr. Jean WYCLEF,

Had been appointed: "Ambassadeur Itinerant" of AYITI's Repiblik, is it true?

If so., how come an"Itinerant Ambassador" of one Republic can be out of the such Republic if is one body is an alive part of such same Republic?..

First

Second:
Prince

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Rivalin Henry Cx-des-qt says...

POLITISYEN AN NOU BAY PEYIA CHANS LI NOU VLE RALE YON LOT SOUF NOU VLE VIV YON LOT JEAN AVEK WYCLEF JEAN NAN PEYIA NOU VLE MANJE YON LOT JAN NOU VLE AL LEKOL YON LOT JAN BAY PEP LA CHANS LI POU LI K VIV YON LOT JAN

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Miggy says...

I am back from recuperating from this bad and insulting news!

I still have not lost hope and I think Wyclef will indeed end up on the list by November, because Wyclef did not choose the time but God and the time has chose him instead.

Just like Obama.

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Jeudy Ronel says...

nou menm kap vive. En repiblik dominicani nou santi.

Nou bouke.

Ak move. Gran tan kou, madames.

Miinigiat., mechel mately neg kap macha ak kilote sou li, nou menm. Group starts friend.

Nou vle wycLef jean kom president .nou se 250 jen. Gason ak jen fanm nou mobilise.

Pou na l' fe youn manifestayion.

Viv wyclef

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Mizeliah says...

I love the way you put it your comment gives us "Light of

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Vladimir says...

Mwen dako avek kamarad Oxceva de sa li di a Wyclef sipoze tann yon lot 5 lane anko menm jan l te fe l deja a le sa a tout moun ap we kleman pa gen manti nan sa a viv nan peyi a kreye travay pou malere yo ki nan kokennchenn mize sa a epi, la gen plis eksperyans an matye: politik, ekonomik,kilti peyi

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Jean Claude says...

WOW

34;a tru dat" you got a point

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Sergo Jean says...

I strongly support this topic.

Wyclef has the right to go for an appeal.

He is Ayisyen, atik 135 di ke fok ou gen rezidans an ayiti pou 5 an, loske ou fet nan yon peyi ou pa bezwen rezidans, ou se citoyen peyi a. kelkesoi Ayisyen kap viv nan yon lot peyi, ou se rezidan nan prop peyi ou depi ou gen kay ou byen teren.

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Jeff says...

Well I agree with this article that's what many people could not understand, legally he is a resident in Haiti since the law do not define residency in Haiti, No one nor the CEP can say otherwise from the constitution i am glad he is taking the necessary step, we shall fight the law with the laws special in Haiti when the law has been dead for almost 200 years in a country where the law is broken too many Time, Us in the Diaspora need to support the movement of wyclef that way they'll stop excluding Us in the important matter of the country we are a minority but we are in big numbers 4 millions and we are a key support of the country's

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Oxceva says...

Aaaaa, li ta pibon Wyclef eseye mye prepare tet li pou lot 5 an. Poukisa depi 2004 li pat mete yon biwo ak yon reprezantan nan Croix des bouquet?

Poukisa li pat toujou bay moun kap viv haiti adres kontak li nan Croix des bouquet olye nan NewYork?

Wyclef, anpil moun kwe nan ou anpil, eseye pa komet trop

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