Egypt: A model capitalist?

The Muslim Brotherhood’s new look presidential candidate Khairat El-Shater is touting his “renaissance” project to whoever will listen – Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Amira Howeidy, 12 – 18 April 2012.

Brotherhood strong man, financier, millionaire, ex deputy supreme guide and now presidential candidate has spent two decades working behind the scenes, mostly in silence as he consolidated his influence within the group. Now, eight days after being nominated to run for the presidency, Khairet El-Shater, 62, won’t stop talking.  

Having kicked off his campaign with a new look — trimmed beard, shaved moustache and dark suit — the Brotherhood’s wealthiest businessman punctuates his daily TV appearances with interviews with the local and international press and the occasional lecture as he tries to woo voters 45 days ahead of the presidential poll. Despite entering the race late his campaign team is confident their candidate will win … //

… Brotherhood strong man, financier, millionaire, ex deputy supreme guide and now presidential candidate has spent two decades working behind the scenes, mostly in silence as he consolidated his influence within the group. Now, eight days after being nominated to run for the presidency, Khairet El-Shater, 62, won’t stop talking.

Having kicked off his campaign with a new look — trimmed beard, shaved moustache and dark suit — the Brotherhood’s wealthiest businessman punctuates his daily TV appearances with interviews with the local and international press and the occasional lecture as he tries to woo voters 45 days ahead of the presidential poll. Despite entering the race late his campaign team is confident their candidate will win. (full text).

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