Egypt Ex-Spy Chief, Islamists Barred from Presidential Voteإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Egypt's election commission said on Saturday that ex-spy chief Omar Suleiman, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Khairat al-Shater and Salafist politician Hazem Abu Ismail are among 10 candidates barred from running for president.
Commission official Tarek Abul Atta told AFP that Suleiman had been disqualified because he failed to get endorsements from 15 provinces as per law.
Shater, who was released from prison in March last year, has been barred because of a law that states that candidates can only run in elections six years after release or pardon, Abul Atta said.
Abu Ismail is out of the race because his mother holds another nationality, violating election rules, he said.