Mubarak's son says no ambition to run for Egypt presidency

12:35, November 14, 2010      

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Gamal Mubarak, younger son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said he has no personal ambition to run for 2011 presidency.

"No matter what people think, I have no personal ambition," Saturday's Al Masry Al Youm Newspaper quoted Gamal as saying in an Egyptian television interview on Thursday evening.

Last month, an Egyptian National Democratic Party (NDP) official signaled that President Mubarak, 82-year-old, will seek a sixth term. However, Mubarak is yet to say whether he will run for the presidency or not. But Gamal, top official in the ruling party, is rumored to be a possible candidate.

In the interview's excerpts published in several newspapers, Gamal said that his own goal is to keep working in the public work and help creating new political leaders in the country to push for reform.

"I want to help the party's candidate to fulfill his program," explained Gamal.

Supporters of Gamal hanged posters throughout Cairo, calling for the younger Mubarak's nomination in the next year's presidential election, under a campaign called the "Popular campaign to support Gamal Mubarak."

Protests erupted earlier this year following this campaign and rumored that he was being prepared by his father to succeed Egypt' s presidency.

Several unknown groups announced petition to nominate Gamal as the president. But so far, the NDP has not nominated any candidate formally.

Source: Xinhua


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