Friday, August 6, 2010

Wyclef Jean is running for the presidency of Haiti

Wyclef Jean on His Decision to Run for the Presidency of Haiti

Wyclef Jean, the Grammy-winning hip-hop star, is running for the presidency of Haiti.

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Haiti is scheduled to vote on a new president on November 28. Jean has long been socially active, and he took a prominent role in raising relief money after the Haitian earthquake in January. His charity the YĆ©le Haiti Foundation came under fire after critics accused him of misusing funds from the organization. He denied the charges and pledged to be more vigilant.
Jean has a global fan base, and is reportedly very popular among young people in Haiti. Many political observers predict that his campaign will enjoy strong support from younger voters.
Jean called The Wall Street Journal today to talk about his decision to run for president of his homeland. Link...

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