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Brotherhood candidate El-Shater expects the SCAF to ratify disenfranchisement law

Khairat El-Shater claims the SCAF expressed its acceptance of the parliament-proposed disfranchisement law

Ahram Online, Saturday 14 Apr 2012
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Presidential hopeful Khairat El-Shater (Photo: AP)
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The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Khairat El-Shater confirmed on Friday that Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has expressed it wish to accept the disfranchisement law approved by parliament.

According to Ikhwanweb, the Muslim Brotherhood's official web page, El-Shater claimed the SCAF is expected to accept the disfranchisement law. If enacted this would forbid members of the former regime who worked in a decision-making capacity during the final five years of its reign from participating in Egypt's political life for ten years.

El-Shater's statement contradicts what members of the SCAF have said previously, specifically that they would veto the disenfranchisement law.

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