Strong Egypt Party leader discusses upcoming 'undemocratic' elections
Friday, 11 April 2014
This week's episode from "Point of Order" features former Egyptian presidential candidate and Strong Egypt Party leader Doctor Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh. The politician discusses his reasons for not running for president amid the absence of a democratic path and explains how a publicity campaign allowed Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to secure the presidential election before even announcing his candidacy. Aboul Fotouh also discusses his membership and then controversial abandonment of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2009, claiming the organization has abandoned the principles set by founder Hassan al-Bana.
Point of Order is a live, weekly socio-political hard-talk show. Its guests have included figures such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani. The show, presented by Hasan Muawad, is known for its bold questions and sometimes controversial guests and discussions.