Wyclef goes into hiding with presidential bid in limbo

Haitian electoral commission delays candidate ruling until Friday

Wyclef Jean is in hiding following death threats as his bid for president of Haiti sits in limbo. Haiti’s electoral commission, known as the CEP, said late Tuesday it was postponing to Friday its ruling on who will be allowed to run for president in the November election. More than 30 people have filed to run for the presidency, but the CEP said more than 20 of the candidacies were contested. The Haitian-born Jean’s upbringing in the U.S. could be a roadblock to his candidacy, as Haiti’s Constitution requires candidates to have lived in the country for the five years leading up to the election. In a flurry of emails to the Associated Press, Jean revealed he in hiding at a secret location in Haiti after receiving a phone call telling him to get out of the country.

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