Egypt bans Mubarak party members from running in elections   2014-05-06 21:27:33            

CAIRO, May 6 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned former leaders of the country's now-defunct ruling party of deposed president Hosni Mubarak from running in any coming elections, state TV reported.

Egypt is preparing to hold presidential poll on May 26 and 27, in which former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would compete with his leftist solo opponent Hamdeen Sabahi.

Sisi is widely expected to win as he was riding a wave of popularity since his army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last July.

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters decided that leaders of Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP) were not allowed to run for presidential and parliamentary elections.

The NDP was dissolved and its funds and property were confiscated in April, 2011 after a popular uprising that toppled the long-time ruler Mubarak.

The state TV said that the ruling would not come into effect until a higher court issued a final one.


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Egyptians to mark uprising toppling ex-president Mubarak

CAIRO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- On the eve of the third anniversary of January 25 uprising that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak in 2011, a lot of Egyptians are determined to stage mass celebrations on Saturday in defiance of security concerns, believing the police and the military would be able to protect them.

Anti-government protests are also expected to be staged on Saturday by loyalists of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, besides youth groups like April 6 Youth Movement that denounced the recent security practices on protesters and the recently-activated protest law that they consider as limitation of freedom of expression. Full Story


Editor: Yamei Wang
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