Report: Suleiman's presidential appeal to be denied

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April 17, 2012 15:44

 
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Omar Suleiman, who was intelligence chief under deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, will have his appeal to run for the president denied,  Egyptian paper al-Youm al-Saba quoted a source familiar with the process as saying on Tuesday.

The Jerusalem Post could not verify the report.

The election commission said Suleiman was barred from running because he had not accumulated enough voters’ signatures to register. His team had gathered 49,000 signatures in 15 provinces – more than the 30,000 needed – but the commission said he had 1,000 votes too few in one province.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater and the even-harder-line Islamist Hazem Salah Abu Ismail also filed appeals Monday. Their applications came two days after they and eight other candidates were informed of their ineligibility to run.

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