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Amr Moussa will modify Israel treaty: Egyptian presidential candidate discusses peace with Israel

Former foreign minister under Hosni Mubarak and leading candidate in Egypt's presidential elections, Amr Moussa said Cairo is likely to keep its peace treaty with Israel, but in a modified form. He said that provisions regarding troop deployments in Sinai and Egypt's sale of natural gas to Israel would probably be revised. Moussa, although Muslim, says his policies would be nationalist and neither Islamist nor secular. Although the results of elections for Egypt's lower house of parliament haven't been announced yet due to delays, it is clear that Islamists will receive almost three quarters of the seats, and the same is expected in the upper house elections. The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party said leading parties were backing a senior figure from their group to be assembly speaker.

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Amr Moussa in Egypt's presidential race? - 21 Oct 09

The succession of the presidency in Egypt is a sensitive subject but nevertheless widely discussed, as Hosni Mubarak approaches his 30th year in power. There has been widespread speculation that Gamal Mubarak, the president's son, will take over, but there is also strong opposition to such a scenario. Recently, high-profile figures have hinted at their interest to stand for election in 2011. One of them is Amr Moussa, the Arab League secretary-general. Some say Moussa was pushed out of his previous job as Egypt's foreign minister because of his popularity. Al Jazeera's Amr El-Kahky reports from Cairo.

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Presidential Race Reveals Egypt's Lunge Toward Islamism

Egypt's next president may be an Islamist extremist backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. When Hosni Mubarak was ousted last February, the formerly banned Muslim Brotherhood quickly emerged as Egypt's best-organized power bloc. To soothe those who were worried about extremism, the Brotherhood promised repeatedly that it would not field a candidate for the presidency. In recent weeks, the Brotherhood has not only broken that promise but has also taken aggressive steps to crush the competition. The most recent example appeared on Monday, when an Egyptian parliamentary committee approved a new law that prevents former members of the Mubarak regime from running in presidential elections. The Muslim Brotherhood, which controls parliament, designed the law to terminate the presidential bid of former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman. Suleiman is viewed as an enemy of extreme Islamists, a supporter of military action against Iran's nuclear program, and a friend of the U.S. and Israel. He stepped forward for Egypt's presidential race in response to the Brotherhood's decision to field a candidate, and he was counting on winning the vote of those who fear Islamist rule. The new law means Suleiman will not even be permitted to run. This law comes just days after another presidential contender was disqualified because of accusations that his mother is an American citizen. The candidate called the ruling an "elaborate plot" by the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that in reality his mother only has a U.S. Green Card. Some analysts are alarmed that Egypt is lunging toward Islamism and are afraid of the Brotherhood's growing power. Mona Makram Ebeid, Egyptian politician and professor of political science, said, "I think that Egypt today is at a crossroads and I believe that this is the most serious and dangerous period that we going through in all of Egypt's history, in all of Egypt's modern history since Muhammad Ali (founder of modern Egypt). Today it is the personality of Egypt that is at stake. We must fight for it to keep a secular, civil, modern democratic state." Western champions of the "Arab Spring" did not expect Hosni Mubarak to be replaced by such an extremely Islamist, anti-democratic regime. They assumed that the revolution meant Egypt was bound for democracy—a victory for freedom. But not everyone was convinced. Shortly after Mubarak was toppled, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry said that "many of the Western world's leaders [saw] what [was] happening in Egypt as good news." But he warned that such world leaders "fail[ed] to see the strength of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood." Now, with presidential elections only weeks away, it is clear that Egypt's revolution was not the democratic triumph many mistook it for—and that post-Mubarak Egypt is racing toward the Islamist camp.

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Arab Spring Sour: 'Egypt revolt one long military coup'

Egypt's ruling military council has accepted the resignation of the Cabinet and agreed to form the national salvation government. It also pledged to stage presidential elections and transfer power to a civilian government by July 1, 2012. Speaking to Egyptians on Tuesday evening, the de-facto ruler Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi stated: "I decided to accept Sharaf's government resignation, but they continue until we find an alternative." He confirmed that the next president will be elected by the end of June 2012. RT on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com RT on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews

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Egypt Erupts: Arab Spring cradle seethes with fresh unrest

Egypt's Tahrir square is once again the scene of brutal clashes, with police using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse tens of thousands of protesters. The show of anger at a lack of reform comes before crucial elections, and could carry the potential to paralyse the country once again. RT's Paula Slier who's on her way to Cairo, has the latest from neighboring Israel. RT on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com RT on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews

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