Singer fights on in presidency bid

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The Independent US

The hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean plans to appeal against a decision rejecting his presidential candidacy.

Lawyers were due to go to a court today to lodge an appeal with electoral officials.

Jean told the Associated Press yesterday that he has a document "which shows everything is correct" and that he and his aides "feel that what is going on here has everything to do with Haitian politics".

Jean's candidacy was rejected by the country's elections board on Friday night, presumably because he did not meet residency requirements.