Egyptian presidential candidate to seek rerun of elections after fraud allegations

Egyptian presidential candidate to seek rerun of elections after fraud allegations

[JURIST] An opposition Egyptian presidential candidate said Thursday that he would seek a rerun of elections held Wednesday after reports from monitors that widespread fraud and violations had occurred [JURIST report]. Ayman Nour [Wikipedia profile], the best-known of nine challengers to current Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak [official profile; Wikipedia profile], said he will call for another vote in Egypt's first multi-candidate presidential election. Mubarak is widely expected to win when results are released later this week. The Presidential Election Commission would determine whether to call another vote, but it has previously rejected monitors for the election, and the Egyptian high court has said that the commission's decisions are immune [JURIST report] to legal challenge. Reuters has more. The Egyptian Gazette has local coverage in English.