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Vol 53 No 8

Published 13th April 2012


Egypt

Differences sharpen in presidential poll

The battle lines and electoral calculations are becoming clearer

The Muslim Brotherhood’s nomination of its deputy leader, Khairat el Shater, as presidential candidate on 5 April reflects the MB’s sharply deteriorating relations with the ruling generals. It also means that the two front-runners in next month’s poll, El Shater and the Salafist preacher Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, are both Islamists. However, both face legal challenges to their candidacies.

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