Egypt allows 13 candidates to run

2012-04-26 21:17
Cairo - Egypt's election commission has released a final list of 13 candidates eligible to run in next month's presidential elections.

The list published on Thursday closes one of the most turbulent chapters of the nation's chaotic transition to civilian rule after the ouster 14 months ago of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak.

The list includes Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister to serve under Mubarak who was disqualified and then reinstated over a 24-hour period.

It also includes Mubarak's longtime foreign minister and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa and Mohammed Morsi, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, the nation's most powerful political group.

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