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May 14, 2012 6:00 pm

Egypt’s Presidential Race: Islamists vs. Former Mubarak Officials

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Washington Post/AP – A leading Egyptian presidential candidate lashed out Monday at an Islamist lawmaker who accused him of graft, treating voters to a new spectacle in an already unprecedentedly heated campaign.

These are the first competitive presidential elections in the country’s modern history, and in the last week of the campaign period the candidates are facing a level of public scrutiny rarely seen before in Egyptian politics — including televised debates, interviews and legal challenges.

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