Egypt’s election commission has released a final list of 13 candidates eligible to run in next month’s presidential elections, the Associated Press reported Thursday, April 26.
The list includes Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister to serve under Mubarak who was disqualified and then reinstated over a 24-hour period. It also includes former foreign minister and Arab League chief Amr Moussa and Mohammed Morsi, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Moussa and Morsi are among the front-runners, along with moderate Islamist candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh.
The first round of elections is set for May 23-24. If no one wins a majority, a runoff will be held in June. The generals who took power in Egypt when Mubarak stepped down 14 months ago have promised to hand over power to a civilian administration by July 1.