Egypt's ElBaradei Pulls Out Of Presidential Race

Published January 14, 2012 11:45AM (EST)

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei says he is pulling out of the presidential race to protest the military's failure to put the country on the path to democracy.

The Nobel laureate who has been seen as a driving force behind the movement that forced former President Hosni Mubarak to step down says the conditions for a fair election are not in place.

In Saturday's statement, ElBaradei says the military rulers who took over from Mubarak have governed "as if no revolution took place and no regime has fallen."

By Salon Staff

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