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Egypt’s presidential candidate slammed by rivals

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

One of the candidates for Egypt’s presidency Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh believes that if another candidate, Omar Suleiman, wins the election, we can expect another revolution to erupt in Egypt.

Mr. Fotouh can be described as a moderate Islamist.

In the past, Mr. Suleiman was the head of Egypt’s intelligence services, and later, a Vice President.

In an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, Mr. Fotouh accused Mr. Suleiman of ‘turning Egypt into Israel’s treasury”.

Another candidate, representing the Moslem Brotherhood movement, Khairat al-Shatir, also believes that Mr. Suleiman’s victory would ‘inevitably lead to a new revolution’.

“Omar Suleiman’s running for presidency is an insult to the Egyptian people and to the revolution,” Mr. al-
Shatir says.

Mr. Suleiman himself clams that he has received several death threats.

The next presidential election in Egypt is scheduled for May 23 and 24.

pr 9, 2012