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Controversial Wafd former head to run for Egypt president

Egypt's Wafd Party's former head, Noaman Gomaa tells Ahram Online he plans to run for president in November

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Mar 2011
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Noaman Gomaa, the former head of the Wafd Party, announces he plans to run in the Egyptian presidential elections set for November.

Gomaa, who ran against President Mubarak in the elections of 2005, told Ahram Online that he has begun visiting governorates across Egypt to gather support for his campaign.

A controversial figure, Gomaa was blamed for a rift within the Wafd over its leadership and is not trusted for having defended former Minister of Agriculture Youssef Wali as his lawyer against charges of corruption.

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