Mohammed Anwar Sadat, nephew of Egypt's late leader Anwar Sadat and the leader of Reform and Development Party speaks during a press conference at the party headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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The nephew of assassinated Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat said Monday he will not run in the March presidential election, saying the political "climate" wasn't conducive to campaigning.Sadat, an outspoken critic of the government, was thrown out of Parliament last year amid allegations he had leaked official documents to foreign diplomats.He is the second presidential hopeful to pull out of the election, which is virtually certain to be won by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who has yet to formally announce his candidacy.Most lawmakers have already endorsed Sisi.Another hopeful, rights lawyer Khaled Ali, has also claimed the climate is biased in favor of Sisi.
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