Fist of all, I salute the effort by even letting people say...

Joe - August 20 2010, 9:39 AM

Fist of all, I salute the effort by even letting people say something.

As I noticed for the past days, many people has been giving their opinion on either Wyclef can run or not. We need to remember that the political circle in Haiti just has diapora-phobia.

There is no way in our Haitian constitution that prohibits Wyclef or any Haitian-born living outside of Haiti to run for President.

As the matter of fact, the Haitian constitution doesn't even address the criteria of losing Haitian residency.

It is only applies to foreigner who obtain residency in Haiti and other who became Haitian by naturalization process.

By law, they should not be trying to establish any Haitian-born naturalization.

Haiti is not the only country that has this law; let's go to Pakistan where Mrs. Benazir Bhutto left the country into exile in 1998 and came back after 9 years and ran for office in the same year (2007).

The article
135e only says "have resided in the country for five (5) consecutive years before the date of the elections." Wyclef Jean has lived in Haiti for more than that. Now, the tricky part is: what is one (1) year for the Haitian constitution?

It doesn't define it comparing to the US constitution that defines a year as 180 days and more. People may not agree with my post, but this is the law.

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