The Election Commission has accepted Egyptian Wednesday an appeal by Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister of the regime of Hosni Mubarak, and authorized his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election. "The Electoral Commission chaired by Farouk Soltan accept the appeal of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and allows you to introduce the presidential race," reported state news agency, MENA. The agency had determined that Shafiq had to be excluded from voting for the so-called Law on Political Life of Corruption, which vetoes candidates who have held high office during the last decade of the Mubarak regime.
The standard, known popularly as "Deprivation of Rights Act ', was ratified on Monday by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which governed the country since the overthrow Mubarak's February 11, 2011. Former prime minister and announced the decision after learning of the Electoral Commission that the resort to try to be present in the presidential elections whose first round will take place on 23 and 24 May. Review of the constitutionality The lawyer for former 'Premier', Shawqi Sayyid, has welcomed the decision of the Electoral Commission. "This proves that functions as an independent body, according to the rule of law," he noted. Although the institution has not argued his decision, political experts suggest it could have accepted the nomination of Shafiq to avoid a string of appeals that would have indefinitely delayed presidential election. Thus, Shafiq became the presidential candidate preferred by the military and may scratch some votes to the former secretary general of the Arab League Amr Mousa, since both are the only candidates laity attending this election. In addition, the Election Commission has decided to send the Law on Corruption Political Life of the Constitutional Court to determine whether it complies with the terms of the Constitution. In this regard, political activist Hassan Nafaa considered that the agency's decision "a slap" to Parliament, dominated by the Islamists, because "it shows that could have passed a rule unconstitutional"