Wyclef Jean officially announces bid for Haiti presidency

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 6, 2010 09:51

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Singer Wyclef Jean officially announced his bid to be president of Haiti to a roaring crowd of supporters on Thursday, thrusting himself into a contentious race to lead an impoverished country reeling from a devastating earthquake.

Jean had submitted his candidacy papers 10 minutes before the provisional electoral office closed.

"America has Barack Obama and Haiti has Wyclef Jean," shouted Jean, who was born in Haiti but raised in Brooklyn, NY.


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