ElBaradei pulls out of Egypt vote, faults military

15.01.2012                      20.Tewet. 5772

Ägyptische Wahlen:

ElBaradei pulls out of Egypt vote, faults military

Israelis see ex-IAEA chief as comparatively moderate but soft on Iran; Islamists expected to take 70% of parliamentary seats in final tally.

Mohamed ElBaradei pulled out of the race to become Egypt’s next president Saturday, saying that the previous regime was still running the country, which has been governed by generals since Hosni Mubarak was deposed in February.
“My conscience does not permit me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless it is within a real democratic system,” said the Nobel Prize-winner and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, once seen as a front-runner for the position Mubarak, a former air force commander, held for three decades….