Middle East

May 23, 2012

In Luxor, Egypt’s tourism center, voters shun Muslim Brotherhood candidate

Of the 13 candidates’ names on the ballot, the ones voters mentioned most were the pro-reform Islamist Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, and the Arab nationalist Hamdeen Sabahi. Conspicuously unpopular in Luxor was the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi. Voters said they shied away from him out of fear that an Islamist president would scare off foreign tourists.

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