25.05.2012 04.Siwan. 5772 Tag 48 des Omer
Former regime stalwarts bicker over who should challenge Islamists for presidency.
The first round of Egypt’s presidential voting ended Thursday with two front-runners – both members of the former Hosni Mubarak regime – sparring over who should stay in the race to confront the country’s resurgent Islamists.
After six decades under authoritarian, military-backed rule, Egypt’s 50 million voters can decide whether to entrust the country to an Islamist president for the next four years, as well as the Islamist-led assembly they chose earlier. But secular candidates like former foreign minister Amr Moussa and Mubarak’s last premier Ahmed Shafiq are still both seen as viable contenders….