"Egypt's pro-women groups Monday criticized the ultra-conservative Al Nour Party for replacing a picture of a female candidate, standing for parliament, with a flower on campaigning posters.
"This is an insult to Egyptian women and underestimation of their presence," said Nehad Abul Qomsan, the head of the Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights, a non-governmental group.
The posters carried the photos of five male contenders and a flower in place of the female contestant with her name written below.
They are running on the Islamist party's tickets in the Delta province of Dikernis, for the November elections." (The Egyptian Gazette)