Politics & Policy

ElBaredei: “I will not run”

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Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei is quoted in an interview with an Austrian newspaper as saying he won’t run for president.

“No, I will not run,” Der Standard of Vienna quotes ElBaradei, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as head of the U.N. nuclear agency, as saying in a telephone interview. “The best I can do to be an agent for change is to act as one. I am an agent of change.”

It’s not unexpected that this report would be in an Austrian newspaper. ElBaradei  was based for many years in Vienna, where the International Atomic Energy Agency has its headquarters.

UPDATE: ElBaredei is now reportedly denying the above.

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