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Muslim Brotherhood face stiff challenge from independent candidate

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Muslim Brotherhood face stiff challenge from independent candidate

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Independent candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh could split the Islamist vote in Egypt’s presidential election.

Many pro-Islamist voters that euronews spoke to on Wednesday said they would back Fotouh, rather than the Muslim Brotherhood.

“I’ll vote for Aboul Fotouh. I saw that he wants to choose a younger deputy and he wants to work with young professionals. I think that’s necessary to bring about change in Egypt,” said one woman.

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s programme is one of the strongest, but despite that fact I wll not vote for them,” a male Cairo voter said.

It means the Brotherhood could face an uphill battle to repeat their success from the legislative elections.

Our correspondent in Cairo said, “the party is not certain to win this week’s presidential election owing to the stiff competition from the other candidates.”