Islamists rally in Cairo against military

2012-04-27 16:00

Cairo - Hundreds of Islamists are rallying in Cairo to denounce the ruling military council and demand that Hosni Mubarak-era politicians be barred from running in the presidential elections next month.

Friday's protest is the third this month by the country's Islamist forces that have come into an open confrontation with the military rulers who took over after Mubarak's ouster 14 months ago.

The demonstration comes a day after an election commission appointed by the military council announced its final list of 13 candidates eligible to run in the May 23-24 presidential elections.

The group includes Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq.

That is in defiance of a new law passed by Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament that bans former regime figures from running for office.

Read more on:    hosni mubarak  |  egypt  |  north africa

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