Politics is good business in Egypt
Businessmen from the era of former president Hosni Mubarak are gearing up for a fresh round of politics as usual. The ‘For the Love of Egypt’ list includes Egyptian food tycoon Mohamed Farag Amer, electrical parts businessman Zaki El Sewedy and car importer Wagih Abaza, from the powerful Abaza family. The list is headed by Sameh Seif Elyazal, a former intelligence and military officer. Former Mubarak allies like Ahmed Shafik and businessman Nabil Dibis lead the Egyptian Front Coalition. Property tycoon Mohamed El-morshidi will run as an independent in upcoming parliamentary elections.