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A stark choice for Egyptians in upcoming elections

A youth shouts next to an Egyptian flag as the revolutionary youth of Egypt return to Tahrir to protest the outcome of the Egyptian presidential election, Cairo, Egypt on Monday. (AP/Fredrik Persson)
 
Egyptian voters are bracing for a presidential runoff pitting the former head of the air force, Ahmeh Shafik, against Muslim Brotherhood candidate Ahmed Morsi. Shafik has some voters thinking the revolution is a stake with his candidacy – he was Mubarak’s final prime minister plus he has a military background.
 
A Morsi presidency would put both parliament and the presidency in the pocket of the Muslim brotherhood – an outcome undesirable to Christians and secularists.
 
Ahmed Rehab, director of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, joins Worldview to discuss the election.

 

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