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El-Awa campaign concerned over Brotherhood decision to field candidate

Another Islamist candidate only further divides Islamist votes and increases the chance of a liberal winning the presidential race, says El-Awa campaign

Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Apr 2012
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Following news that the Muslim Brotherhood will be putting their member Khairat El-Shater forward for president, Mohamed Selim El-Awa’s campaign coordinator Mohamed Moemen told Ahram Online that he was concerned about the chances for an Islamist success.

Moemen stated his belief that El-Shater’s nomination will make the campaign more difficult, as it will only divide the Islamist votes further.

“It will be more difficult for an Islamist to reach this position [of president] and increase the chances of a liberal candidate,” he said.

Currently, there are four different Islamist candidates running in Egypt’s 2012 presidential race. These are Salafist figure Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, former Muslim Brotherhood member Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh, leading Brotherhood figure El-Shater and El-Awa.

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04-04-2012 10:31pm
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Out of the 70-75% Islamic vote (based on parlimentary results), the votes will be divided into 35%, 25%, 10% and 2% or so. So, the highest of the 4 will get still higher than any other liberal or secular candidate. In the second stage, the front Islamist runner will win with a land slide.
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