Egypt's candidates come out in force

Critics fear that the more than 6,000 candidates registered for next month's vote may make these elections too open.

    Candidate registration is set to close for Egypt's first elections since the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the former president, earlier this year.

    According to official statistics, more than 6,000 candidates have so far registered to stand in elections for new upper and lower houses of parliament.

    Despite the high rate of participation, there are fears that next month's open elections could actually be too open.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Cairo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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