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Mohamed ElBaradei pulls out of Egypt presidency race

Sunday January 15, 2012 10:14:48 AM, Agencies

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Cairo: Mohamed ElBaradei pulled out of the race for the Egyptian presidency on Saturday, alleging “the previous regime” was still running the country which has been without a head of state since Hosni Mubarak was deposed last year.

ElBaradei said the military rulers who took over from Mubarak have governed “as if no revolution took place and no regime has fallen.”

ElBaradei, who said he intends to work with youth groups from outside the system to push for democracy and social justice, echoed fears that the military would not give up power to future elected rulers.

“I reviewed the best ways to serve the goals of the revolution in light of this reality, and I found none within the official framework, including (running for) the presidency,” new agency Associated Press quoted him as saying.

"I had said from the start that my conscience will not allow me to run for president or any official position unless there is a real democratic framework, that upholds the essence of democracy and not only its form."


The military rulers have said they will transfer power after presidential elections, to be held before the end of June. But many expect a fierce struggle over the military's future privileges.

ElBaradei has grown critical of the military rulers management of the transition, at times saying it was “royally” mishandled. He had said he tried to advise them but grew impatient with what many said were the generals' desire to monopolize decision-making and focus on maintaining their interests.

Popular presidential candidate Amr Moussa said he hoped ElBaradei would continue his efforts to rebuild Egypt.

“I regret ElBaradei’s withdrawal from the race, and I value his role and participation in the developments that Egypt has witnessed recently,” Moussa said on his Twitter account.

The Muslim Brotherhood, whose associated political party looks poised to take more than 40 percent of the seats in the next Parliament, has also indicated that it might not field a candidate.

But with the largest share of parliamentary seats, the Brotherhood is set to dominate the process by which a committee that will be entrusted with the writing of the country's new constitution is picked — a situation that some liberals and youth groups fear will produce a bargain in which the army continues to control the executive power, but allows conservatives to control the writing of the constitution.




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