Friday, April 13, 2012

Egyptian parliament passes bill banning Omar Suleiman from presidential candidacy

Legislation would ban all who served as head of Egyptian intelligence or as senior Mubarak-regime officials from competing in presidential elections.

The Egyptian parliament passed a bill Thursday that forbids any senior officials of the former regime from running for presidential candidacy. The legislation still requires the approval of the ruling military council, before it can be made law.

The bill is intended to thwart the candidacy of all those who served as head of the Egyptian intelligence, including Omar Suleiman, who most recently served as Egyptian vice-president.

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