Exit of Presidential Contenders Could Benefit Shafiq, Moussa According to Poll
[Tripoli Post] A latest presidential election poll in Egypt shows that disqualification of Mubarak's former spy chief and vice president Omar Suleiman
... Now former Vice president of Egypt. From 1993 until his appointment to that office in 2011 he was Minister without Portfolio and Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID)...
could benefit Ahmed Shafiq and Jerry Lewis doppelgänger Amr Moussa
... who was head of the Arab League for about 400 dithering years ...
A presidential election poll published Sunday and reported by alahramonline has shown that the disqualification of Omar Suleiman, Mubarak's former vice president and intelligence chief, from the presidential race could benefit Amr Moussa and Ahmed Shafiq, both of whom also previously served in Mubarak's government.
The poll, carried out by the state-owned Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies, showed that Shafiq, Mubarak's last prime minister, was the second choice of 40.4 percent of voters who had been planning to vote for Suleiman before he was disqualified from the race Saturday by the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) for allegedly failing to secure the required number of recommendations from the governorate of Assiut.
Amr Moussa, who served as foreign minister for ten years during Mubarak's reign, received the next highest approval percentage from Suleiman supporters, with 27.4 percent.
The poll was carried out on April 7-10 from a sample of 1200 Egyptians from all governorates except those on the borders. The border regions heavily supported Salafist candidates during recent parliamentary elections.
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