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Egypt: Court says Mubarak's ex-premier can run
An Egyptian court on Thursday ruled that Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed strongman Hosni Mubarak, can remain in the presidential race, clearing the way for Shafiq to participate in a runoff this weekend against Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist. The court also said a third of the predominantly Islamist legislature was elected illegally, further roiling the country's chaotic political transition.
Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq holds a press conference Saturday: The Hosni Mubarak loyalist has controversially won a spot in June's presidential run-off election.
Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq holds a press conference Saturday: The Hosni Mubarak loyalist has controversially won a spot in June's presidential run-off election.
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n Egyptian court on Thursday ruled that Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed strongman Hosni Mubarak, can remain in the presidential race, clearing the way for Shafiq to participate in a runoff this weekend against Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist. The court also said a third of the predominantly Islamist legislature was elected illegally, further roiling the country's chaotic political transition.

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