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Reform Leader ElBaradei Quits Egypt's Presidential Race

Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian reform leader, dropped out of the presidential race on Saturday, rebuking the military for failing to engender social conditions in which Egyptian democracy could be possible. –ARK

The Guardian:

The Nobel laureate, regarded as a driving force behind the movement that forced the former president Hosni Mubarak to step down, said the conditions for a fair election were not in place.

At a press conference on Saturday, ElBaradei said the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took over from Mubarak, had governed “as if no revolution took place and no regime has fallen”.

“My conscience does not permit me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless it is within a democratic framework,” the former head of the UN nuclear watchdog said.

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