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April 12, 2012 2:24 pm

Egyptian Parliament Passes Law Banning Mubarak Officials from Presidential Election

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Hosni Mubarak laying in a cage during his trial in Egypt.

BBC – The parliament in Egypt has passed a law banning senior officials from the rule of ex-leader Hosni Mubarak from running in May’s presidential election.

It means the former vice-president Omar Suleiman would not be able to continue as a presidential candidate.

But the law would only come into effect if it is approved by the country’s ruling military council, which took power last year.

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