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Dominate: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to Field Presidential Candidate, Israel Downplays


Israel shouldn’t downplay the Muslim Brotherhood’s game of chess, especially when leaders within the Islamist organization have already voiced their intentions loud and clear. When you own the world, it’s only logical to own the Presidency as well. It’s just one more step towards ownership of the Egyptian military …

By Abdel-Rahman Hussein – “The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has announced it will field a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, despite a pledge not to take part in the contest.

The Brotherhood had vowed in the wake of the 2011 uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak that it would not field a presidential candidate so as to not monopolise power. But a breakdown in relations with Scaf, the military junta that rules Egypt, and the emergence of strong Islamist candidates are believed to be behind Saturday’s announcement that the group’s second in command, Khairat al-Shater, would stand for election.

Al-Shater had previously been touted as the next prime minister rather than president, as Brotherhood MPs have been discussing passing a vote of no confidence against the current Scaf-appointed government of Kamal el-Ganzouri, a former Mubarak-era premier.” Read more.

Israel downplays Muslim Brotherhood presidency run – “Israel’s vice prime minister is playing down the Muslim Brotherhood’s decision to seek the presidency in neighboring Egypt. Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon says maintaining peace with Israel is in any Egyptian leader’s interest, and that Cairo’s relationship with Washington is linked to the peace deal.” Read more.

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