Report: Wyclef Jean Wants to Run for President of Haiti
Wyclef Jean's single "If I Was President" may have new meaning.
Jean is expected to announce his intentions to run for president of Haiti on Thursday night's Larry King Live, CNN reports.
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The 37-year-old Haitian native has been outspoken on the plight of Haiti through his Yele Foundation, which helped to raise millions after the January earthquake.
Jean must face certain qualifications to run for president, which includes proving residence and a lack of citizenship in any other country, according to The Associated Press.
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The former Fugees singer, who became an official Haitian ambassador-at-large in 2007, must register his candidacy with the country's electoral council by Saturday, The AP reports. As of Tuesday, Jean had not submitted papers for his bid, Jean-Marie Lumier, the electoral council's director of registration, told The AP.
Jean's Twitter feed has been full of original and re-tweeted demands for clean elections, plans for alleviating Haiti's chronic poverty and calls to defend camps of the estimated 1.6 million people made homeless by the quake from forced eviction.
The AP reported that reaction to his possible candidacy has been divided.