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El-Bastawisi officially files presidency forms

Presidential hopeful, Hisham El-Bastawisi, officially files his recommendation forms Sunday to run in upcoming presidential elections

Sarah Mourad , Sunday 1 Apr 2012
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Hisham El Bastawisi, presidential candidate (Photo: Reuters)
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Presidential hopeful Hisham El-Bastawisi filed his recommendation forms to the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission in order to to be placed on Egypt's presidential ballot as a Tagammu Party candidate.

El-Bastawisi is a prominent reformist judge and a well-known political figure who led a judicial reform movement under Mubarak's regime.

He is known for standing up to Egypt’s autocratic regime, having played a key role in the struggle for judicial independence in the last decade of outsed president Hosni Mubarak’s rule.

He announced his intention to run for the presidency in March 2011.

 
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