Egypt's Amr Moussa fears anarchy if transition drags

By REUTERS
October 19, 2011 17:52

 
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CAIRO - Presidential candidate Amr Moussa said on Wednesday he feared a prolonged transition to civilian rule could plunge Egypt into anarchy caused by spiraling violence and economic hardship.

An uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February has hammered the economy and has sparked a wave of sectarian and other violence that the ruling army and its interim cabinet has struggled to control. Investors and tourists have fled.

Egyptians vote for a new parliament starting on Nov. 28 but no date has been set to pick a new president although the existing framework means it may not happen till the end of 2012 or later, leaving presidential powers with the army till then.

"My biggest fear is anarchy," Moussa, 75, a frontrunner to become the next president of the Arab world's most populous nation, told Reuters at his campaign headquarters in Cairo, adding that he wanted a presidential election by mid-2012.

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