Hip-hop artist Wycleaf Jean says that he has submitted the necessary documentation to apply for the Presidency of Haiti, the country that he left when he was a child. Jean made the announcement early this Thursday, August 5 at the American television CNN Larry King Live program. The singer traveled to Haiti to do everything necessary to achieve this new goal. Jean was one of the first and most visible celebrities to offer aid after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January, showed his people what is the hope. He has also been a great help to the nation through his Yele Haiti Foundation, which has been under scrutiny for knowing how you spend your money. Yes, this is first to announce live, since today I went and signed to be the President of Haiti, said Jean, in his first interview on television about his decision to run.
Anyone who is elected in November, the new President will face the monumental task of rebuilding the country which was devastated by an earthquake on January 12, which left more than 220,000 people, left more than 180,000 homes uninhabitable and destroyed 60 per cent of the infrastructure of the Government. The person who earns this place also will oversee the billions of dollars in international aid that gave to the country since the earthquake, this is a great test to see what the real importance of ethics in this Caribbean country. Now that our country has fallen, it is an opportunity to rebuild from the bottom up, said Jean, who added that he will be the voice of the youth of Haiti. The announcement of Jean quickly became a topic of discussion on the Internet, and many are debating whether the music star best known for his songs, by playing the guitar and dancing, could lead in country. His greatest critic was actor Sean Penn, who has lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, several months ago to help 50,000 displaced Haitians living in a camp.