Egypt disqualifies top Islamists, Mubarak VP from vote




 
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Egypt disqualifies top Islamists, Mubarak VP from vote
 
April 15th, 2012  
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Egypt disqualifies top Islamists, Mubarak VP from vote
CAIRO (Reuters) - The race for the Egyptian presidency took a dramatic turn on Saturday when the authorities disqualified front-runners including Hosni Mubarak's spy chief, a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a Salafi preacher whose lawyer warned that "a major crisis" was looming. The presidential election is the climax of a transition to civilian rule being led by the military council that assumed power from Mubarak on February 11, 2011 at the height of the uprising against his three decades in power. The generals are due to hand power to the elected president on July 1. ...




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