A Muslim Brother is better than a Mubarak crony

Egypt’s election

Vote for the Brother

A Muslim Brother is better than a Mubarak crony

THE likely choice of candidates in the run-off on June 16th and 17th to decide who will be Egypt’s next president is not what The Economist had hoped for. That is hardly surprising, since we incline towards liberalism, and the Arab spring has not fostered it in the Arab world’s biggest country.

Amr Moussa, the diplomat we supported in the first round, was trounced, and Egyptians now have a wretched choice between Muhammad Morsi, a dreary Muslim Brother who narrowly won the first round, and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air-force chief and standard-bearer for the Mubarak old guard.

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Posted on June 15, 2012, in Arab Spring, Morocco News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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