World Citizen: Egypt's High-Drama Presidential Election


By Frida Ghitis, on April 5, 2012, Column

With just six weeks left until Egyptians go to the polls, the race for the presidency has entered a new level of acrimony, intrigue and speculation.

The biggest shock came Sunday, when the country's most powerful political organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, blatantly broke its promise not to seek the presidency. Its newly announced candidate, Khairat el-Shater, automatically took the lead in the campaign for the top job. ...