Ex-Premier Can Run for President

Egypt’s highest court ruled Thursday that the last prime minister to serve under ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak can remain in the presidential race. Ahmed Shafiq will be allowed to contest his runoff election this past weekend with Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi after the court decided that a law banning former regime officials from running for office was unconstitutional. The court also decided that a third of the candidates elected to Egypt’s parliament ran illegally, forcing a new election for those seats and possibly the entire legislature.