21 Jun '11, 12am

Muslim Woman Will Run for President of Egypt

Muslim Woman Will Run for President of Egypt

Bothaina Kamel, an Egyptian television anchor and activist, has the distinction of being the first woman to run for the president of Egypt. Her motto, “My agenda is Egypt,” and her activist background shows that she certainly has the credentials to run as an advocate for the people in the historic September elections. According to Abdalla F. Hassan of the New York Times , Kamel is known as “the woman who is like a hundred men” for her active role in pro-democracy rallies over the years. She acted as a human shield for youth demonstrators and her presidential campaign focuses on “fighting the dual evils of poverty and corruption.” She has been a strong advocate for youth, and agitated to reduce the minimum age for serving in the country’s legislature in an attempt to get younger voices into the Egyptian government. Kamel has also been an active participant in the movement t...

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