Mubarak can vote in Egypt election if he requests

May 23, 2012 14:03


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Egyptian Secretary General of the Presidential Elections Commission Hatem Bagato said Tuesday that former President Hosni Mubarak and his son, Gamal, can vote in the current presidential election, the Egypt Independent reported.

Bagato, speaking to Al-Masry Al-Youm, said that Mubarak, his son and 44 other former regime officials have not submitted a request to the commission to vote. According to the report, he also confirmed that he and the commission are reviewing requests by other detainees to vote, as long as they have not yet been convicted.

Sources at the Interior Ministry’s Prison Department reportedly said that there are between 7,000 and 10,000 inmates detained in 42 prisons pending investigations that have the right to vote if they submit an application.

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