Egypt bill seeks to block Suleiman presidential bid

13.04.2012                      21.Nissan. 5772                     Schwii schel Pesach; Tag 6 des Omer

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Egypt bill seeks to block Suleiman presidential bid

Islamist-dominated parliament passes legislation banning top officials who served under Mubarak from becoming president.

Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament on Thursday passed legislation banning top officials who served under Hosni Mubarak from becoming president, a move which could derail former Vice President Omar Suleiman's attempt to become head of state.
The measure however would need to be approved by Egypt's ruling military and in a signal of the military council's likely response, a minister in the army-appointed cabinet called the new law "a deviation" that targeted one or two people….