Egypt’s presidential campaign kicks off

April 30, 2012 19:16


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Egypt’s presidential campaign kicked off Monday with a former top Muslim Brotherhood figure riding the momentum of new endorsements and an ex-foreign minister declaring the peace treaty with Israel “dead and buried.”

On Monday Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh earned the endorsement of Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who became the face of the popular protests that toppled president Hosni Mubarak last February.

The candidate also received the support of al-Gama’a al-Islamiya, an extremist Islamist organization considered a terror group by the United States and European Union for attacks in the 1990s that left more than 80 people dead, mostly tourists. The Gamaa, which says it has renounced terrorism, is now allied with the Salafi Nour party, which took a quarter of Egypt’s parliamentary seats and issued its own endorsement of Abol Fotouh on Saturday.

The candidate has also won the backing of the Wasat (Center) party, a self-described moderate Islamist movement led by another ex-Brotherhood official.

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