May 12, 2012

Egypt Presidential Rivals Pledge to Review Israel Peace Treaty in Historic TV Debate

In the Arab World's first ever TV presidential debate, Amr Moussa says Israel is an adversary, Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh calls Israel an enemy.

by Reuters and The Associated Press

Egyptian presidential hopefuls Amr Moussa and Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh said in a televised debate on Thursday that Israel is an adversary and enemy, and pledged to review Egypt's peace treaty with the country.

The two election front-runners, a former foreign minister and a moderate Islamist, squared off in the Arab world's first ever presidential debate, watched by millions across the Arab world. . . .


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[Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, formerly a leading figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, led the field of 13 candidates with 32 percent of the vote--Ben Birnbaum, "9/11 'truther' leading Egyptian presidential race,", May 21, 2012]

[Because media, academic and foreign consulate estimates of the military's control of the economy ranges from a low of 15 percent to a whopping 30 percent.--Carl Finamore, "Who Changes What? Military Orchestrates Egypt's Presidential Elections,", May 22, 2012]

[Mohammed Morsi of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party polled around 26% in the two-day first round. Ahmed Shafiq, Mubarak's last prime minister, came second with 23% when 90% of the votes had been counted.--Ian Black, "Egyptian election results present 'nightmare scenario'," Guardian, May 25, 2012]

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