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UPDATE ~ Egypt election commission rejects poll rerun request

[JURIST] The Egyptian Presidential Election Commission [BBC backgrounder] late Thursday rejected a request [JURIST report] by leading opposition candidate Ayman Nour [Wikipedia profile] to rerun Wednesday's presidential elections after reports of widespread fraud and procedural violations [JURIST report]. An early count of votes gives Mubarak the lead in the polls. Reuters has more. The Egyptian Gazette has local coverage in English.

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