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Canada Goose Jackets CAIRO (Reuters) Omar Suleiman, the former spy chief now trying to run for the Egyptian presidency, says he wants the job to stop it going to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood but sees cheap canada goose uk the Brotherhood playing a vital role in Egyptian politics.

Former spy chief and presidential canada goose store candidate Omar Suleiman gestures canada goose coats on sale as he talks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Cairo April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A powerful but shadowy figure during the Hosni Mubarak era and one of the former president Canada Goose sale closest aides, Suleiman joined the Canada Goose online presidential uk canada goose race at the last minute and is now fighting disqualification by the commission overseeing the Canada Goose Jackets vote.

Canada Goose sale In a dramatic announcement on Saturday, the commission struck off 10 contenders, including https://www.canadagooseoutletmall.com Suleiman and two other front runners a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a Salafi preacher.

canada goose clearance sale Suleiman team gathered 49,000 signatures in 15 provinces more than the 30,000 needed to back his candidacy, but the commission said he had 1,000 votes too few in one province. He has until Monday to appeal.

His campaign team announced on canada goose coats Sunday the suspension Canada Goose Outlet of his presidential campaign until April 26, when a final list of all eligible candidates is due to be announced.

In an interview with Reuters on Saturday, before his exclusion was announced, Suleiman, 74, said he was running for office in response to public demands for a counterweight to Islamist influence.

is why they sought me, as a balance between Islamists and civilian forces, said Suleiman, who describes himself as a devout Muslim but adds that Egyptians fear their country is being turned into a theocracy.

people felt that the buy canada goose jacket state is going to the Muslim Brotherhood in parliament, in government and now the presidency, Suleiman said.

buy canada goose jacket cheap He said the domination of politics by the Brotherhood would hold the country back, but that if he became president, the party could serve in his government and would be a vital part of Egyptian political life.

buy canada goose jacket Islamists protested against his inclusion in the list of contenders, and MPs have passed a law that, if approved by the military, Canada Goose Online would prevent Suleiman from running for the presidency, but he said he did not expect to be excluded.

cheap Canada Goose The military council, which took power in February 2011 during the uprising that removed Mubarak after three decades in office, is due to hand power to an elected president on July 1, the final step of a transition to democratic civilian rule.

canada goose deals Mubarak appointed Suleiman his deputy during his last days in power, and to most Egyptians, he is a symbol of Mubarak rule, of canada goose black friday sale security policies that kept Islamists on a tight leash, officially banned the Brotherhood and used force to suppress more radical elements.

canada goose store Suleiman, however, distanced himself from the previous government autocratic ways, saying the new president Canada Goose Parka should have limited powers and that he, as president, would not exclude any party from political life.

canada goose CONCILIATORY TOWARDS BROTHERHOOD Since Mubarak removal, the Brotherhood have moved fully into public life and won close to half the seats in parliament. The Brotherhood is, Suleiman said, very important segment of Egyptian society

Canada Goose online have the right to practise politics and to have a role in society so long as it is within law and constitution, he said. is nothing to stop them participating as ministers or deputy prime minister uk canada goose outlet or the prime minister, he said. will base my choice on competence, not party affiliations.

canada goose coats An army general, Suleiman comes from the same military background canada goose uk outlet as all Egypt rulers since 1952, a cheap Canada Goose fact Canada Goose Coats On Sale that has fuelled suspicion that he is the army candidate for the position. The army and Suleiman have both canada goose clearance denied this.

canada goose clearance Suleiman struck a conservative note on the role of the military in a democratic Egypt. Reformists want the army influence, which extends into a wide network of business interests, to be curbed and its budget made public.

canada goose black friday sale Suleiman defended the military council management of the transition canadian goose jacket and said that, if elected, he would keep Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein canada goose clearance sale Tantawi, head of the council and defense minister for two decades, in his post.

Asked if he canada goose would trim the military role he said: would you reduce their role? Are we going to tell them not to defend the state?. Are we going to tell them not to canada goose factory sale participate in any crisis that happens in the state?

we have a crisis in manufacturing and we want to do something to save the state in a particular situation, who will I turn to as a president? he asked. Beyond defending Egypt borders, the military has built up an economic role that includes everything from road building to bread baking.

The powers of the next president are to be defined by a constitution which has yet to be written. Suleiman said he supported the idea of a presidential system, but added: hope that the president will not have wide influence. canada goose uk black friday so we buy canada goose jacket cheap do not go back to the system of one man rule.

canadian goose jacket He characterized his role in Mubarak administration as one that dealt purely with external and security affairs and not government, though he said he had sometimes offered the former president advice on domestic affairs.

Canada Goose Outlet was not part of the previous administration. I was the head of the general intelligence canada goose uk shop and I took care of the Egyptian national security and my work was canada goose london all for Egyptian interests abroad, he said.

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