The Egyptian parliament passed a bill Thursday that forbids any senior officials of the former regime from running for presidential candidacy. The legislation still requires the approval of the ruling military council, before it can be made law.
The bill is intended to thwart the candidacy of all those who served as head of the Egyptian intelligence, including Omar Suliman, who most recently served as Egyptian vice-president.
It is still unclear as to what stance the military court will take on the bill.
Under the new law, all those who served in the 10 years preceding the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak as prime minister, vice-president or the head of a party will not be allowed to run for president in the next ten years.
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