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Egypt election: Omar Suleiman bid draws Brotherhood warning

Started by Tank, April 09, 2012, 04:52:59 PM

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Egypt election: Omar Suleiman bid draws Brotherhood warning

QuoteEgypt's Muslim Brotherhood has warned of renewed turmoil if ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's former spy chief succeeds in a bid to become president.

Omar Suleiman, who also served as vice-president during last year's uprising, submitted his application on Sunday.

The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Khairat al-Shater, described the move as an "insult" to the Egyptian people.

But Mr Suleiman hit back saying the Brotherhood, tipped to do well in the elections, has lost popularity.

The presidential election, due to start on 23 May, will be the first since Mr Mubarak's overthrow in February 2011.

Twenty-three people have submitted applications to enter the race.

A provisional list of candidates will be published on Monday, but observers say the race looks set to be dominated by Islamists and officials who previously served in government...

Light the blue touch paper and retire to a safe distance....






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That won't be far enough when the whole region blows up.