Moussa can still run, despite new Egyptian law

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April 20, 2012 14:36

 
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A senior official in the Egyptian courts said Friday that former Foreign Minister Amr Moussa would not be barred from running for office by the amendment to the political rights law that aims to bar former regime figures, according to the English-language new website The Egyptian Independent.  The Assembly of the Egyptian parliament recently passed the law.

After the amendment was passed by the Islamist-controlled parliament earlier this month, the army's ruling military council requested the Supreme Constitutional Court to rule on its constitutionality.

If the amendment stands judicial scrutiny, it would strip anyone who served as vice president or prime minister during the last ten years of Mubarak’s reign, which ended February 11, 2011, of certain political rights, such as standing for office.

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