On August 5, 2010, Wyclef confirmed the rumours that he was running for office by telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he was running, despite Blitzer's hardhitting questions about Jean's actual citizenship and passport facts. In an article written by Exclaim! Magazine it was mentioned that Jean will be stepping down as the chairman of Yéle Haiti. On August 5, Jean formally filed papers as a candidate for the 2010 Haitian presidential election, following media speculation that he would make his announcement that evening on Larry King Live. Wyclef will run as a candidate for the Viv Ansanm (Live Together) political party. On the topic of his candidacy, Jean has stated, "I am being drafted to serve my country," and has said his decision to run was inspired by his experiences after the earthquake in January where 230,000 people died. Jean was involved in rescue missions after the disaster.
So Wyclef Jean is running for despot er President of Haiti. Well all I can say is good luck. Haiti is an example of being a victim to western imperialism. Ever since it gained it's independence from the Napoleonic Empire during the early 1800's, Haiti has been a country in turmoil due to it's constant parade of tin pot dictators, leaders of foreign descent and exploitation of it's poor working class. The problem with the country is it's lack of education, infrastructure … more
i'm giving him the benefit of the doubt on the potential fraud issues with Yele.org. I think that was a good wake up call for him to make sure he has better people around him, and now that he's running for office, he'll need it. I think his heart is in the right place, so i hope he can succeed.