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Singer Wyclef Jean 'to stand for Haiti presidency'

The Haitian-born singer, Wyclef Jean, is expected to announce on Thursday that he will stand for election as president of Haiti.

The Fugees star, who left Haiti as a child and grew up in the United States, has set up a charitable foundation for Haitian children and was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for Haiti by the current president, Rene Preval.

Candidates have until 7 August to register.