The Future of Egyptian Politics

(Jerusalem Post) Barry Rubin - There are currently 20 candidates running for Egypt's presidency. I think the winner will be radical nationalist Amr Moussa, former Egyptian foreign minister and former secretary-general of the Arab League, who has far more name recognition than any opponent. Moussa is not an Islamist in any way, which will appeal to the majority of Egyptians who don't want the Muslim Brotherhood to rule. And he knows how to be a demagogue. Remember those young, pro-democratic Facebook liberals who supposedly were going to rule Egypt? Well, they're all running against each other, thus splitting an already small voting bloc into a microscopic one.

2011-04-14 00:00:00

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