Date: 08 July, 2012
Time: 13:35 Emirate time
It was announced that the ex-candidates can appeal the decision of the CEC.
The official reason for withdrawal of candidature of Hazem Abu Ismail is the so-called "green card" of sheikh's Mother, i.e. residence in the United States.
Hazem was able to prove through the Foreign Ministry that his mother does not have US citizenship, but the CEC has not listened to these arguments.
The withdrawal of candidature of the main ex-fighter with Islam, intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, was allegedly caused by the lack of a formal 2-thousand signatures. Meanwhile, the real reason, that the CEC is silent about, is other. Omar Suleiman's campaign headquarters (in fact, the intelligence HQ of Egypt), forged 22 thousand out of 48 thousand signatures in support of him. The CEC could not completely hide the fraud, therefore, came up with the story of the lack of a couple of thousand signatures, which can be challenged.
The signatures were collected for a record 2 days, reports islammemo. Experts do not rule out the possibility that the manipulation of the CEC was done for removal from the race of the "Islamists".
At the same time returning to the ranks of candidates of Omar Suleiman - the most suitable for the US and "Israel" - is not excluded.
The United Arab Emirates contributed to his campaign about 72 million dollars.
Department of Monitoring
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