Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Disqualified in Egypt

10 Barred From Presidential Election

By Haaretz

Published April 14, 2012.

Egypt’s election body disqualified 10 candidates from the presidential poll on Saturday evening, including former Intelligence Minister Omar Suleiman, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater and Salafi Hazem Abu Ismail, an official said.

The candidates in Egypt’s presidential vote have 48 hours to appeal.

According to reports in Egyptian media, Suleiman was disqualified because he lacks a few votes in his list of supporters. Al-Shater was ruled out because he has a criminal record, while Abu Ismail was disqualified because suspicions remain that his mother has American citizenship.

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