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April 25, 2012 1:00 am

With a Month to Go Until Election, Egypt Disqualifies its 11th Presidential Candidate

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Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq. Photo: wiki commons.

AP – Egypt’s election commission on Tuesday disqualified an ex-premier from running for president because of a law that bans senior officials from the deposed Hosni Mubarak regime from running for office.

The disqualification is the latest twist in an already turbulent process aimed at replacing Mubarak, who stepped down after a popular uprising in February 2011. The commission earlier nixed 10 other candidates on technical grounds, including three of the front-runners, with elections due to start in a month.

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