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Prospective President of Haiti Wyclef Jean and his wife Marie Claudinette Jean greet supporters after signing papers to declare his candidacy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Aug. 5.

Haiti hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is not on the list of approved candidates who satisfy legal requirements to run in a Nov. 28 presidential election, a member of the provisional electoral council said Thursday.

"He is not on the list as I speak," the council official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. He said the country's electoral disputes bureau had ruled that Jean's candidacy did not meet several legal requirements.

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The provisional electoral council was due to formally publish the list of approved candidates Friday.

Singer-songwriter Jean, 40, who is widely popular in his impoverished and earthquake-ravaged homeland, had filed documents with the council this month to run as a candidate for the November election. He was among 34 contenders for the presidency who filed initial candidacy bids.

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