Egypt’s “Engineer”: A Look Under the Hood
Council on Foreign Relations - almost 5 years
My research associate, Alexander Brock, and research intern, Jessica Cusano, have written the below profile of newly nominated Egyptian presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater, affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party. I hope you find it useful.
Egypt’s latest addition to the pool of presidential candidates, Khairat al-Shater, is one that should come as no surprise. Al-Shater has been a prominent figure in Egypt due to his successful business endeavors in the furniture, textile, and software industries as well as to his position as the second in command and financier for the Muslim Brotherhood. An engineer by training and a socialist during Nasser’s presidency, al-Shater, who prefers the moniker “the Engineer,” is a multi-millionaire businessman and considered a frontrunner in the Egyptian presidential elections.
The Muslim Brotherhood has always wanted to implement principles of Islamic governance in Egypt and al-Shater bases his political agenda on
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