Thursday February 27, 2020

Former diplomat early leader in Egyptian race

What have a close colleague of Hosni Mubarak, a leading Muslim Brother, a former secretary-general of the Arab League and a 'liberal Islamist' all have in common?

12th May, 2012
An Egyptian woman walks past posters of presidential candidates in Cairo. Photo: Getty

What have a close colleague of Hosni Mubarak, a leading Muslim Brother, a former secretary-general of the Arab League and a 'liberal Islamist' loved by sheikhs and revolutionaries alike all have in common?

For one thing, their smiling faces beam from posters on every building along the chaotic streets of Cairo.

The final days of hectic campaigning in the first post-Hosni Mubarak presidential elections in Egypt are taking place on TV, radio and print. It...

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