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Mubarak's Son says He Won't Seek Egyptian Presidency


Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's son, Gamal, says he will not run for president in elections set for September.

Speaking Wednesday in Cairo, 41-year-old Gamal Mubarak said recent moves to amend Egypt's constitution to allow for a multi-candidate election has not changed his mind. He also denied his father ordered the amendments so that his son could run.

President Mubarak, age 76 and in power since 1981, has not said whether he will seek a fifth six-year term, although he is widely expected to do so.

Gamal Mubarak's rapid rise in Egyptian politics has fueled speculation he was being groomed to succeed his father. He currently serves as policy secretary for the ruling National Democratic Party

Some information for this report provided by AFP, Reuters.

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