Sunday, 15 April 2012

Egypt authorities ban three top, contrasting front-runners from running in the election


Marc Aupiais09:07  -  Public
Egyptian Authorities, decide three leading candidates shall not run... for the election, not the Comrades' Marathon
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.'
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