Middle East
Mass rally for Salafi candidate in Egypt poll
Hazem Abu Ismail may be barred from presidential poll amid reports his mother is a US citizen.
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2012 18:41

Thousands of people have demonstrated in support of the Egyptian Salafi leader Hazem Abu Ismail amid reports that he may not be allowed to participate in the upcoming presidential election.

The ultra-conservative leader registered as a candidate a week ago, but there are allegations that his mother holds US citizenship which would disqualify him from running.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Cairo.

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