Pol­i­tics is good busi­ness in Egypt

The Africa Report - - FRONTLINE -

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.

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