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June 15, 2012 6:00 am

Egyptian Court Decision Sparks Outrage as Presidential Election Looms

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

VOA – Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruling that Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister of the old government, is eligible to run for president in this weekend’s election despite a law banning ex-officials from the race, has sparked fury among protesters.

The court also nullified the election of one third of the Islamist-dominated parliament, effectively dissolving the legislative body.

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