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Lawyer Al-Bukhari is first woman to run for Egyptian presidency

[JURIST] Ashjan Ahmad al-Bukhari, an Egyptian lawyer, has become the first woman to join Egypt's presidential race, which for the first time will allow multiple candidates [JURIST report] this year. However, doubts remain about the validity of her candidacy, since at least 250 elected officials need to approve a candidate for them to appear on the ballot. President Hosni Mubarak [Wikipedia profile] has announced his own intention to seek re-election [JURIST report], along with opposition party leader Ayman Nur. AKI has more.

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