Egypt's Nour says will not be head of Ghad party

Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour said he would not resume his post at the helm of the Ghad party but would continue as a member.

Egypt's Nour says will not be head of Ghad party

Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour, freed after spending more than three years in jail, said on Thursday he would not resume his post at the helm of the Ghad party but would continue as a member.

"I shall not be the head of the party. There is another chief of the party right now," Nour told a news conference.

Egyptian authorities released Nour on Wednesday on health grounds. He had been serving a 5-year jail term on forgery charges he said were politically motivated.

Nour, a 44-year-old lawyer, was the main challenger to Hosni Mubarak in Egypt's first multi-party presidential elections in 2005. He is prohibited from seeking public office barring a presidential pardon.

Following his release, his wife said he planned to resume leadership of the Ghad party, a liberal opposition party that shrivelled during his incarceration.

Reuters

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