Egyptian human rights group denounces presidential elections

[JURIST] Egypt's government-financed National Council for Human Rights [official website] on Monday criticized the recent multi-candidate presidential elections [JURIST report] for lacking real democratic competition. The government-financed council said the recently amended election law "placed very difficult restrictions on presidential hopefuls, especially independent candidates" making it very difficult for candidates to compete with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak [official profile]. The group also urged that flaws and restrictions in the election reforms be remedied to provide for more fairness in elections. UPI has more.

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