Wyclef Jean Officially Ends Bid for Haitian Presidency

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The bid of Wyclef Jean to become the next President of Haiti has officially come to an end.

Following the ruling by country officials that disallowed the singer from entering the election, due to a lack of residency in the nation, Wyclef said he'd challenge the decision and follow through on his political dream.

But he told CBS News today:

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“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.

“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.”

Now Wyclef will have more time to write mean songs about Sean Penn