Egypt’s former spy chief joins presidential race

Handout photo of Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman giving a speech in CairoCAIRO (Reuters) - The intelligence chief of Egypt’s deposed leader Hosni Mubarak formally joined the race for the presidency on Sunday, a last-minute entrance that raises the heat in a contest pitting former regime figures against newly-assertive Islamists. Omar Suleiman announced he planned to run on Friday, saying overwhelming public pressure had stirred his sense of soldierly duty. He had needed to collect the signatures of 30,000 eligible voters by Sunday’s deadline in order to take part. …

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