available languages: english November 1, 2010

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In Egypt, the President is the dominant political figure. Hence, the rules for the election of the President are especially sensitive. Indeed the constitutional provisions on standing as an independent candidate are so onerous that it is practically impossible for anybody to stand without the support of the ruling party. Candidates who are proposed by a party must be a member of the party’s directorate for at least one year, thereby significantly limiting the field of potential candidates – including contenders in the NDP.

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