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Zeinab El Gundy

Why Did Abul-Fotouh Fail In The Presidential Elections?

[A long line of Egyptian women voting. Image originally posted to Flickr by UN Women Arab States.]

After seen as one of the frontfronners in Egypt's presidential race, with many expecting that he would make the runoff, Abdel Moneim Abul-Fotouh's poor showing in the as yet unfinalised results placing him in fourth place has contradicted the expectations of both observers and analysts. The failure to secure enough votes to make it to the runoffs is a surprise given that his campaign was seen to represent a cross-section of the Egyptian political powers from extreme left to ...

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