The famous have been seduced by politics and some have even aspired to the presidency of their respective countries and a few others have won presidential elections, such as the actor Ronald Reagan in the United States (1981-1989), the comic actor Jimmy Morales in Guatemala (2016-2020) the musician / singer Michel Martelly in Haiti (2011-2016).
To that presidential list is wanted to add rapper Kanye West, who has just announced his candidacy to choose the presidency of the United States, after having supported the current president and candidate for reelection, Donald Trump.
“Now we must deliver on America’s promise by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for President of the United States ”, announced the musician on his social networks with the motto“ 2020 Vision ”.
Kanye would compete in the elections against Trump and against Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Tech tycoon Elon Musk has testified to his support in a tweet, just as thousands of his online followers have voiced their support for the singer and even joked about the idea of Kim Kardashian becoming first lady.
In the United States, Dwayne Johnson, better known as “La Rocka”, has also expressed his desire to run for the presidency in 2020 or 2024.
The actor explained that when he saw the acceptance of people on social networks, the idea of applying arose, because according to him, Donald Trump himself began his political career that way.
Actors Will Smith and Angelina Jolie, separately, have also thought about running for the United States presidency.
In 2010, singer Wyclef Jean wanted to be President of Haiti. The rapper ran with the support of deputy Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques.
Jean is famous in Haiti for his music and for the work of his charity “Yele Haiti”,
His candidacy for the Haitian presidency was officially rejected by the board charged with organizing the elections that were finally held in 2011.
Although Wyclef Jean did not participate in the elections in the end, his colleague Michel Martelly did win in the second round of elections on March 20, 2011 with 67.57% of the votes.
In May 2011 Martelly was sworn in as the new president to lead the reconstruction of the neighboring country. In Guatemala, comic actor Jimmy Morales was President of the Republic of Guatemala between January 14, 2016 and January 14, 2020 after being elected in the 2015 general elections.
Panama, on the other hand, has a possible presidential candidate: salsa singer Rubén Blades. In fact, in 1994 he participated in his country’s presidential elections, in which he was third, with 20 percent of the votes, out of 7 candidates.
There is no tradition.
Although there are many communicators, actors, singers and musicians who have dabbled in politics since the last century and have aspired or held positions in the government or the Congress of the Dominican Republic, the aspiring presidents are few.
The playwright and theater director Franklin Domínguez founded the National Conciliation Movement, of which he became a presidential candidate. For yesterday’s elections, Alfonso Rodríguez came to announce his candidacy, but in the end he gave up.