Understandably the decision by electoral authorities to ban the most emotive, and contrasting candidates has some worried
A possible reason for the move might be to insure a more moderate government arises in the Egyptian military controlled 'democracy' of sorts!
New York Times | 'Authorities Bar 3 Leading Candidates in Egypt Race' by DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK at Published: April 14, 2012 New York Time
'The High Election Commission struck down 10 candidates in all, including the three who have generated the most passion in this polarized nation: Khairat el-Shater, the leading strategist of the Muslim Brotherhood; Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, an ultraconservative Islamist; and Omar Suleiman, Mr. Mubarak’s former vice president and intelligence chief.
A little more than a month before the vote begins, the ruling raised new doubts about the credibility of the election, which is supposed to inaugurate a new democracy after decades of authoritarian rule. It capped a year of opaque decisions behind closed doors, shifting ground rules and timetables, conspiracy theories about who holds true power, turbulence in the streets and growing political polarization during the military-led transition after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.'