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10 Egyptian hopefuls barred from race

2012-04-14 22:41

Cairo - The head of Egypt's election commission says 10 presidential hopefuls, including the country's ex-spy chief and key Islamists have been disqualified from running.

Farouk Sultan, the head of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission, said onSaturday that those excluded include Hosni Mubarak's former spy chief Omar Suleiman, Muslim Brotherhood chief strategist Khairat el-Shater and hard-line lawyer-turned-preacher Hazem Abu Ismail. He didn't give a reason.

According to election rules, candidates who have been disqualified can appeal the decision.

Comments
  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-15 00:02

    They should appeal, and this ruling must be set aside!! One cannot have a democracy where one picks and chooses, who one would like to be the new leaders and who not. Wrong move !!!

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