Egypt court bans Mubarak era leaders from running in elections


An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned the leaders of former president Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party from running in any coming elections, the court judge said.

Judge Karim Hazem did not specify the number, names or titles of the politicians who would be prevented from running in coming elections. Mubarak’s party was dissolved three years ago following an uprising that ended his rule.

Egypt is due to hold a presidential election this month that army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win.