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Egypt’s Secularists Criticize Brotherhood Presidency Run

Egyptian secular groups and politicians accused the Muslim Brotherhood of seeking to monopolize power after the Islamist group reversed course and nominated a candidate for the presidential vote.

The nomination of Khairat el-Shater, a millionaire businessman who supports free-market policies, comes at a time when disputes between the ruling military, the Brotherhood and other groups vying to shape the country’s future are stymieing efforts to revive the economy.