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Mubarak confirms presidential re-election bid as Egypt poll approaches

[JURIST] Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak [Wikipedia profile] confirmed that he would seek a fifth term in the upcoming September election, the first multi-candidate election in Egypt's recent history. Mubarak promised a transparent and fair election, which has been a contentious issue over the past year. The forgery trial of an opposition candidate regarding petition signatures was halted when a witness recanted testimony [JURIST report]. The Egyptian judiciary is also concerned that the referendum that provided for multi-candidate elections was unreliable due to fraud [JURIST report]. AFP has more.

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