Egypt upholds bans on presidential front-runners

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 17, 2012 1:11 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Ten candidates for the Egyptian presidency including Hosni Mubarak's spy chief, a Muslim Brotherhood leader and a Salafi preacher lost appeals against disqualification from the race, two sources on the committee overseeing the vote told Reuters.

"All appeals have been rejected because nothing new was offered in the appeal requests," a member of the judicial committee told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Another source confirmed that all the appeals had been rejected.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Angus MacSwan)