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Verdict does not confirm nationality of candidate’s mother, says official

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: The verdict handed down by Administrative Court Wednesday doesn’t confirm whether the mother of presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail had dual citizenship, according to Councilor Gamal El-Farash, vice head of the State Litigation Authority. The Administrative Court of the State Council ordered Wednesday the Ministry of Interior to provide evidence …


Admin court keeps alive Abu Ismail’s election hopes

By Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: The Cairo Administrative Court has ordered authorities to produce evidence of whether the mother of an Islamist presidential candidate has dual Egyptian-US citizenship, something that could disqualify him from running in the May election. A new election law passed after the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year bars anyone …


Court delays verdict on citizenship of presidential candidate’s mother

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: The court was yet to rule late Wednesday in the case of the Salafi presidential candidate’s mother’s citizenship, a verdict that will either disqualify him or allow him to continue with his bid for Egypt’s top post. Ultraconservative Islamist hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit to oblige the interior ministry …


Tahrir tumbles and tumbrels

By Philip Whitfield CAIRO: It appears the Salafi Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail’s mother did obtain American nationality on October 25, 2006 putting paid to his presidential bid. Doesn’t the Egyptian Administrative Court’s ruling on Saturday doom the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat Al-Shater too? The judges overturned Field Marshal Tantawi’s restoration of Ayman Nour’s full political rights. Al-Shater …


Over US mother, Islamist likely out of Egypt race

By Maggie Michael / AP CAIRO: Egypt’s election commission has confirmed that the mother of a popular Islamist presidential hopeful was an American citizen, effectively disqualifying him from the race and likely boosting the chances of the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate. The Thursday ruling is likely to draw an uproar from supporters of Hazem Abu Ismail, a …


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