Wyclef Jean to Run for President of Haiti?

Entertainment Jul. 26, 2010 AT 2:34PM
Wyclef Jean to Run for President of Haiti? Credit: Soul Brother/FilmMagic

Wyclef Jean is considering running for president of his native Haiti.

"I can't sing forever," Jean, 37, tells CNN. He says talk of an official campaign is still premature, but the country's locals had "drafted" him into politics.

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Jean has already filled out the necessary paperwork should he decide to move forward with a campaign, Canadian newspaper Le Droit reports.

A statement released by his foundation, Yele Haiti, read, "Wyclef's commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward. At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately."

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Jean was always been an outspoken advocate for the Caribbean country in which he was born, and was one of the first celebs to travel to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January.

Haiti's current president, René Préval, has reached his term limits and cannot run a third time.

Elections will be held Nov. 28.

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