Abouel Fotouh pledges not to represent Brotherhood in race

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Abouel Fotouh pledges not to represent Brotherhood in race (Photo: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood member and presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh said Sunday he would not agree to represent the Brotherhood, Egypt's largest political group, in the election slated for May.

In an interview with Egyptian satellite channel Al-Hayat, Abouel Fotouh said he represents all Egyptians regardless of their political orientations, and that he adopts Al-Azhar's moderate interpretation of Islam.

He stressed his rejection of a single-party domination of Parliament, the Cabinet and presidency, in a reference to the Brotherhood's majority in Parliament and its efforts to form the Cabinet and vie for the presidency.

He pointed out that the Brotherhood fielded Khairat al-Shater as its principal candidate and political party chairman Mohamed Morsy as a backup candidate, saying this proved that the group did not intend to back him.

He said revolutionary candidates have to agree on one representative to support to prevent former regime figures from winning the post.


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