Wyclef Jean

It looks like the the rumors might be true! Reports are now saying that the hip-hop star Wyclef Jean will run for the presidency of Haiti. The Canadian newspaper “Le Droit” has confirmed that the multi-platinum artist and producer, who emigrated from Haiti to the United States as a child, is set to announce his candidacy for the November 28th Haitian election.

At 37 years old, Jean has been the public face for fundraising efforts to help the impoverished Caribbean nation rebound from January’s devastating earthquake. He has operated his charity, the Yele Haiti Foundation, since 2005 and his uncle Raymond Alcide Joseph is the current Haitian ambassador in the US.

Haitian president, Rene Preval, is not allowed under Hatian law to seek a third term. So for Wyclef, this would be the prime time to take a shot at the presidency.

Written by Michael Wash

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