Wyclef Jean Will Run for President in Haiti

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Seven months after his homeland was rattled by a massive earthquake, Wyclef Jean told TIME that he will announce his candidacy for President of Haiti just days before the Aug. 7 deadline.

The singer, likening himself to a modern-day Moses, says he feels called to take the next step to serve his people.

“If not for the earthquake, I probably would have waited another 10 years before doing this,” Jean says. “The quake drove home to me that Haiti can’t wait another 10 years for us to bring it into the 21st century.”

Read the full story on TIME.com.