Egypt president’s son mum on 2011 election
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