Haiti delays final list of presidential candidates

By Dialogo
August 19, 2010

Haiti’s electoral board has decided to push back until August 20 its release of the final list of presidential candidates, a statement released on August 17 said.

“Due to questions posed regarding some candidates, …the electoral board has decided to delay until August 20 the release of its final list of presidential candidates,” the board said in a statement.

The council had pledged to release the list by Tuesday ahead of the November 28 elections for a successor to President Rene Preval, as Haiti struggles to revover from a devastating January 12 earthquake.

Several of the 34 candidates including hip-hop star Wyclef Jean have had their presidential eligibility requirements questioned at the electoral body.