Aug 8, 2010

Wyclef for president

Wyclef Jean of the Fugees announced last week he would run for the Haitian Presidency. Many commentators argue that he lacks the experience to run a country, including Laura Freschi at Aid Watch. Steve Burr-Renauld, 23, who hails from an affluent family in Port-au-Prince, doesn't think a hip-hop star has the credentials to run. "What if Jay-Z became President of the US?".

But Time is being less negative: "That Haitian political class, it should be remembered, has its own epic shortcomings, whether measured by incompetence or venality. Haiti's traditional elite has shown an utter failure — and a lack of will — to reform a medieval land-ownership system".

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