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Vol 53 No 8

Published 13th April 2012


Egypt

The men who would be Rais

Khairat el Shater: A successful businessman, El Shater spent twelve years in prison under President Hosni Mubarak. From his cell, he still took a leading role in the Muslim Brotherhood and directed his commercial empire. In MB terms, he is a conservative but major force in guiding it towards engagement in electoral politics. which many analysts see as tactical. He has won some Western support for his pro-market attitudes but is more back-room fixer than charismatic leader...

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