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
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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