Prominent Egyptian opposition leader Ayman Nour has registered to run in his country's first multi-candidate presidential elections.
The leader of the Al-Ghad Party registered early Friday, the first day presidential hopefuls could present their candidacy papers for the September 7 election.
On Thursday, President Hosni Mubarak announced his intention to stand for a sixth five-year term. The state-run news agency reports that his candidacy papers were also presented to the Presidential Elections Committee today.
|Ayman Nour, shouts from inside his court cell as he is greeted by supporters|
He is out of jail on bail, and the next session of his trial is scheduled for after the voting.
Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.