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Suleiman's candidacy another attempt to abort revolution, says presidential hopeful El-Awa

Presidential runner Mohamed Selim El-Awa demands a fairly elected president that would pursue the goals of the January 25 Revolution

Ahram Online, Sunday 8 Apr 2012
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Presidential hopeful Mohamed Selim El-Awa released a statement Sunday slamming Omar Suleiman for his decision to contest Egypt's first post-revolution presidential elections.

El-Awa described Suleiman's candidacy as another attempt to abort the revolution, saying Suleiman was a main contributor to president Hosni Mubarak's ousted regime over the past 20 years.

El-Awa's statement went on to criticise Suleiman's role in Egypt's relations with the US and Israel, turning the country to a subservient state that contributed to the siege on Gaza.

Suleiman, continued El-Awa, incited against revolutionaries during the 18-day January 2011 uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak, accusing those in Tahrir Square of being agents to foreign agendas.

El-Awa further warned that if Suleiman becomes president the opposition will eventually end up in jail, just like was the case during the Mubarak era.

Suleiman was the head of Egypt's general intelligence under Hosni Mubarak. He was also appointed vice president by Mubarak days before the latter's ouster.

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