Report: Suleiman's presidential bid passes hurdle

April 8, 2012 09:17

Former Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman was able to muster the necessary 30,000 signatures to enter the Egyptian presidential election, Army Radio reported Sunday, after he made a surprise announcement last Friday that he would enter the race.

Suleiman, who ousted president Hosni Mubarak appointed as his deputy in the dying days of his government, had said that he would not run, changing his mind last Friday under what he said was a public demand for him to enter the race. He called on his supporters to fill out the necessary paperwork in order to get him onto the ballot.

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