President Obama may not be the world’s hippest leader for long: Rapper Wyclef Jean has confirmed to Time.com that he will run for president of Haiti in November. “If not for the earthquake, I probably would have waited another 10 years before doing this," said Jean, who was born and lived in Haiti until he was 9. "The quake drove home to me that Haiti can't wait another 10 years for us to bring it into the 21st century." Time sees a few reasons why Jean can win: Half of Haiti’s population is younger than 25; in the wake of the earthquake, Haiti’s politicians are unpopular; and Jean’s fame will lift turnout, particularly among diaspora voters.
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