Wyclef Jean brings sizzle to Haiti election

A supporter holds a portrait of Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean as Wyclef, right, leaves the electoral office after submitting the paperwork to run for president of Haiti in the next elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

August 20, 2010 3:53:47 PM PDT
An anxious public waited Friday to hear whether hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean would be allowed to run for president of Haiti, but one thing is already certain: The singer has brought sizzle to the election, attracting fresh attention to a country still devastated by the Jan. 12 earthquake.