What Are 2012’s Top Candidates Doing Today?

Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood is spending today in prison. He was overthrown by the army last year following mass demonstrations against his rule. The Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization towards the end of last year and its leaders, including Mursi, are now facing charges that include murder and incitement of violence.

Ahmed Shafik who came second in 2012’s presidential elections has been in the United Arab of Emirates since his defeat to his Muslim Brotherhood opponent, Mohamed Mursi. Shafik who served as Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister plans to come back to Egypt soon to work on his founded political party, the National Egyptian Party. He voted abroad last week.

Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a former Muslim Brotherhood member, came fourth in 2012’s presidential election. Aboul Fotouh is boycotting this year’s vote. He said earlier this year that he will not take part in this “charade”.

Amr Moussa, the former Arab League secretary-general, headed the 100-member assembly that wrote Egypt’s new constitution towards the end of last year. The constitution was written to replace another passed under the Mursi administration in 2012. Moussa came fifth in 2012’s presidential elections, shocking most analysts who had expected him to win the race. Moussa voted earlier on Monday.

Source : Aswat Masriya