El-Bastawisi officially files presidency forms
Sarah Mourad , Sunday 1 Apr 2012
Presidential hopeful, Hisham El-Bastawisi, officially files his recommendation forms Sunday to run in upcoming presidential elections

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 awell-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.