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Military refers ban on presidency candidates to court

By Tamim Elyan and Ali Abdelatti /Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s military rulers have asked the constitutional court to rule on whether top officials from Hosni Mubarak’s era can run for the presidency, a judicial source said on Thursday, after the Islamist-dominated parliament passed a law banning them. Last week’s new law must be passed by the …

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Despite PA approval, political exclusion clause seen as unconstitutional

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: While Egyptians applauded the People’s Assembly’s (PA) decision to pass amendments to the law regulating political participation barring top Mubarak-era officials from running for president, the jury is still out on whether the law will be implemented. On Thursday, the PA agreed to add a fourth clause to Article 3 of Law …

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Thousands protest against former regime candidates in Cairo, Alexandria

By Ahmed Hazem CAIRO: Thousands of protesters affiliated with Islamist groups gathered Friday in Tahrir Square, demanding that figures of the former regime be banned from practicing their political rights and be disqualified as presidential candidates. In Alexandria, thousands of protesters affiliated with Islamist groups or parties also demonstrated. In answer to a call for protest …

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Hail the politics of exclusion

By Rania Al Malky CAIRO: Is it too late to salvage what’s left of Egypt’s so-called revolution? Is it too late to go back to the drawing board? Judging by the People’s Assembly’s decision to amendment political participation Law 73 of 1956, it’s not. But there’s a catch. The PA can decide all it wants, …

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PA approves amendment barring top Mubarak official from political life

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: The People’s Assembly approved Thursday amendments to the law regulating political rights participation in a bid to bar top officials from the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak from running for office. “After a joint session was held between the legislation and constitution committee and the complaints and suggestions committee which went …

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PA to discuss amending political rights participation law Thursday

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: The People’s Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to discuss the inclusion of an article that pertains to banning members of the ousted regime to the already existing law regulating political rights participation. A joint session was held between the legislation and constitution committee and the complaints and suggestions committee after …

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Parliament to discuss political exclusion draft law Wednesday

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: The People’s Assembly’s (PA) legislation and constitution committee gave initial approval ahead of the discussion of the political exclusion draft law at the PA’s late session on Tuesday. Lawmaker Essam Sultan from Al-Wasat Party presented a political exclusion draft law, barring officials of the former regime from practicing politics. Last Sunday as …

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Court hears case to bar Mubarak aides from presidency

By Sherine El Madany /Reuters CAIRO: An Egyptian court will hear a suit seeking to prevent Hosni Mubarak’s former intelligence chief and his last prime minister from running for the presidency, a judicial source said on Monday. Omar Suleiman, 74, who served for years as Mubarak’s head of military intelligence and General Intelligence Service and was …

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Egypt lawmaker presents political exclusion draft law

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Lawmaker Essam Sultan said Sunday he presented a political exclusion draft law, barring officials of the former regime from practicing politics, as former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman registered his candidacy for the presidential race. The final list of candidates will be announced on April 26, leaving almost no time for parliament …

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