April 2, 2012
Muslim Brotherhood's Presidential Gambit
Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy
The Muslim Brotherhood resolved months of speculation this weekend by announcing its intention of nominating Deputy Supreme Guide Khairet al-Shater for Egypt's Presidential election. It may not seem so surprising for a country's largest political force and the largest Parliamentary faction to field a Presidential candidate. But it was. The announcement sent an earthquake through Cairo's already wildly careening political scene.
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