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April 14, 2012 8:30 pm

Egypt Bars 10 Presidential Candidates From Running

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Omar Suleiman. Photo: Cherie A. Thurlby.

WSJ – CAIRO—Egypt’s Presidential Elections Commission will exclude 10 candidates, including three prominent frontrunners, from presidential elections next month, a decision that is likely to stoke popular outrage across Egypt’s political spectrum.

Farouq Sultan, a judge and the head of the commission, said Saturday night that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Khairat Al Shater, former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman and hardline Islamist preacher Hazem Abu Ismail will be barred from running.

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