Egypt pres­i­dent’s son mum on 2011 elec­tion

The Pak Banker - - 6i Nternational -

CAIRO: Ga­mal Mubarak, one of Egyp­tian Pres­i­dent Hosni Mubarak's sons, said Mon­day that pres­i­den­tial elec­tions will be held in Septem­ber 2011 but re­fused to say if he him­self will run.

"I gave an an­swer to this ques­tion five years ago and I have al­ready replied to this ques­tion pos­si­bly three, four times a year since," Mubarak said in English when asked if he will run in the elec­tion.

Egypt's rul­ing Na­tional Demo­cratic Party would an­nounce its can­di­date for the elec­tion at a spe­cial party con­ven­tion, the 48-year-old banker said as the NDP wrapped up its an­nual congress. "The only time you will find out who is go­ing to be the even­tual can­di­date is when the party con­venes, some­times ob­vi­ously be­fore the process starts next July, and makes it's fi­nal of­fi­cial de­ci­sion," he said. "It's a con­sti­tu­tional is­sue, ev­ery­body knows when the pres­i­den­tial elec­tions are, in Septem­ber of next year. The process starts 60 days be­fore," he said. -Afp

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