Does Wyclef Jean want to be President of Haiti?
For the past decade, Wyclef Jean has been advocating for Haiti and Haitians all over the world. He has spearheaded relief efforts in Haiti, following the massive earthquake which devastated the country in January, 2010.
In 2005, Jean established the Yele Haiti Foundation which provided scholarships to 3,600 children in Gonaives, Haiti, after the devastation by Hurricane Jeanne. In its second year of operation, Yele Haiti Foundation almost doubled the amount of the scholarships and spreaded them throughout Haiti, providing tuition in 5 regions.
The dedication and service of Wyclef Jean has prompted many to call for him to step into politics and run for the Haitian presidency. Furthermore, he does not seem to be satisfied with previous Haitian Presidents. In a recent interview, Jean insists that Haiti needs better leaders, but refuses to criticize current haitian president Rene Preval.
Wyclef does not see himself as the president of Haiti at this time either. He has dismissed rumors that he plans to run for office in Haiti.
Wyclef Jean believes that he can do more for his country Haiti without taking up the post of president.
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