Selasa, 29 Mei 2012
Egyptian Presidential Candidate Profiles Second Round
The second phase of this election is done because in the first round of elections that took place 23 and May 24, there are no candidates who won an absolute majority of 50 percent over one vote.
The two candidates who obtained the most votes is Dr Mohamed Moursi (60) of the Muslim Brotherhood and independent candidate General (Rtd) Ahmed Shafik (70).
Moursi perched at the top of a thin margin of votes with 5.7 million votes, while Shafik took second place with 5.5 million votes.
The following profile of the two presidential candidates successor Hosni Mubarak who was overthrown in a revolution at the beginning of last year.
Moursi, born in the village of Adwah, Syarqiyah Province, eastern Egypt, on August 20, 1951 from a simple peasant family.
Currently, he chaired the Freedom and Justice Party, or Hezb Hurriyah Wal is, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
He earned a doctorate in engineering materials at the University of Southern California in 1982, and has lectured as an assistant professor at the university in 1982-1985.
At 1985-2010, chaired the department of materials engineering Moursi on Zakazik University, Egypt, and engineering professor at Cairo University.
Since 1977, Moursi was active in the Muslim Brotherhood and repeatedly went to prison on a charge of an underground movement to overthrow the government.
Indeed, all three from the Egyptian regime of President Gamal Abdel Nasser (1953-1970), continued the regime of President Anwar Saddat (1970-1981) to President Mubarak (1981-2011), the Muslim Brotherhood declared a banned organization.
His last position in the Muslim Brotherhood, he was a member (Ershad) or the governing board in the ranks of influential organizations.
In the general election in 2000, Moursi Tepilih as a member of parliament and was elected spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood stronghold in the legislative council.
Moursi has a wife and blessed with five children and three grandchildren.
The candidates Ahmed Shafik, was born in Cairo on 8 November 1941. He was a career military since 1961 and retired in 2002.
Shafik served in the military Chief of Staff of the Air Force in 1996-2002.
Shafik later appointed Minister of Civil Aviation in 2002-2011.
When the revolution broke out January 25, 2011, Shafik was appointed prime minister for four weeks from January 31 until March 3, 2011.
Shafik cabinet was dissolved following the collapse of the regime led by President Mubarak on February 11, 2011.
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