Ten candidates have been barred from standing in Egypt’s upcoming presidential election.
They include former spy chief Omar Suleiman, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater and Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, a Salafi preacher.
From Saturday, they had 48 hours to appeal.
The presidential poll is being held after Hosni Mubarak was ousted in an uprising.
It is part of a transition to civilian rule in Egypt and the elimination of front-runners is set to dramatically alter the race.
Thirteen candidates now remain in the running, with a first round of elections due in May.
Military generals expect to hand over power to the newly-elected president in July.
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