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Jean revealed last week he would standing for election in his home country, but the singer's bid has already been criticised, reports NME.
Actor Sean Penn was the first to take a swipe at Jean's credentials -- who has regularly been involved in Haiti charity work - claiming in an interview with CNN that he felt the singer's motives were "suspicious."
Now Fugees man Pras Michel has stepped into the criticism, showing his distaste via his Twitter page. In one Tweet, he said, "It's official, the people are asking for it. I'm here in the belly of Haiti, I endorse Michel Martelly as the next president of Haiti!"
He added: "Sean Penn understands what's going on really going and understand what Haiti really needs ..."
Michel however made it clear that he still respects Jean as a person -- and his patriotism for Haiti -- but he believes the singer isn't qualified to take on the role. Haiti goes to the polls in November.
Last week Jean admitted he understood why people might be wary of his move from music to politics, as previously reported by AOL Music UK.