Wyclef Jean Confirms He's Running For Haitian President
Posted on Wed Aug 4, 2010 03:03 PM PDT

wyclef200.jpgMANHATTAN, New York (X17online) - Wyclef Jean, a Haitian-American superstar, has confirmed that he'll be running for President of Haiti. Wyclef says that he will formally announce his candidacy within the next few days for the November 28 election.

After the January 12 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, the Haitian native said he felt as if he needed to "take the next step."

Wyclef adds, "The quake drove home to me that Haiti can't wait another 10 years for us to bring it into the 21st century."

As for parallels between his music and political aspirations, he says:

    "If I can't take five years out to serve my country as President then everything I've been singing about, like equal rights, doesn't mean anything."

Courtesy: WyclefJean.wordpress.com