Arab League chief says he plans to run for Egypt's presidency
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on Sunday his intention to run for the presidency of Egypt, state media reported.
"I intend to run for the upcoming presidential elections, and this will be announced at the appropriate time," Moussa told press conference in Cairo, according to state-run website Egynews.
A seasoned Egyptian diplomat and former foreign minister who has in the past also hinted that he might run for office said the Arab League could have a new chief "very soon", dpa reported.
Hours after Hosny Mubarak stepped down as president on February 11, Moussa announced his resignation as head of the Arab League since 2001.
Moussa, who also served as Egypt's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, is not affiliated with any political party or group.
Egypt's armed forces, currently running the country, has vowed to hold presidential elections within six months.