Wyclef Jean considering candidacy for Haiti President

Former Fugee singer Wyclef Jean is reportedly considering running for president of Haiti, where he recently confirmed his intention to get involved in the November 28 election.

Though the singer stopped short of confirming his candidacy, speculation has been reawakened by a statement issued by his family, suggesting Jean might after all be bid for office.

"Wyclef's commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless," his family said, "And he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward.”

President Rene Preval will be ending his term in office this year, and dozens of candidates are expected to contest in the race to rule the country. One of the contenders is expected to be Wyclef Jean.

The 37-year old singer was appointed ambassador for Haiti in 2007 and is believed to be unsure about seeking a five-year term. In order to prove legitimacy for candidature, he has to have resided in Haiti for five consecutive years, owned property in the country and never been a citizen of any other country but Haiti. Wyclef Jean was born on the outskirts of capital Port-au-Prince, but left as a child and grew up in Brooklyn, New York.

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