Wyclef Jean is set to announce he is running for the Haiti presidency tomorrow (August 5).
An election is scheduled for November 28. Rene Preval, the country’s current president, cannot seek re-election under the country’s laws.
To run, Jean would have to prove he has lived in Haiti for five years in a row and has not been a citizen of any other country. He was born on the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, but was raised in Brooklyn in the US.
The musician has been a long-term political aid figure in Haiti, and organised benefit concerts to help the victims of the earthquake that struck the country in January.