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Thursday, April 19, 2012

MB's Popularity Declining?

Would the Muslim Brotherhood do as well in Egypt's Presidential elections — at least if Khairat al-Shater rather than the less inspiring Muhammad Morsi was its candidate — as it did in the Parliamentaries? Steve Negus at The Arabist argues probably not, citing polls showing significant drops in the Brotherhood's popularity. I can't speak for his conclusions but it does seem clear that Parliament, so far, seems to have done little to address the country's real problems, and the  Brothers may get the blame. Worth a read.

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