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Amr Moussa promises to rebuild Egypt in one presidential term

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: Presidential candidate Amr Moussa promised Wednesday to rebuild the country in one presidential term, saying he won’t seek a second. The candidate presented his electoral program, which he says focuses on the poor and the marginalized, at the shantytown of Ezbet El-Hagana in east Cairo. Egypt’s former foreign minister said he …

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Egypt vote chaos boosts Moussa, Abol Fotoh

By Tom Perry / Reuters CAIRO: The race for the Egyptian presidency has been redefined by the disqualification of Hosni Mubarak’s spy chief and prominent Islamists, including a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a popular Salafi cleric. The developments add to the turbulence of a transition to democracy that has been punctuated by spasms of violence …

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A 25 percent no vote on constitution should be considered a veto, says Moussa

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: At an American Chamber of Commerce event on Monday, presidential hopeful Amr Moussa said that if 25 percent of voters vote “no” in the referendum on the new constitution, it should be considered a veto. He added that there should be a general consensus on the new constitution for it to be …

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Ex-Arab League chief: change in Syria is coming

By AP CAIRO: Former Arab League Chief Amr Moussa, a leading candidate in Egypt’s presidential elections, says Syrian regime change is inevitable, but hopes it won’t be Libya-style where NATO strikes helped topple the regime. Moussa told Associated Press on Saturday that what is happening in Syria now is part of “history in making,” as …

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INTERVIEW: Moussa vision for Egypt could upset military

CAIRO: An Egypt run by Amr Moussa would be a civilian state with an army that enjoys respect but not "a life of its own," a vision that could challenge the privileges of generals who have been ruling since Hosni Mubarak was toppled from power. In an interview with Reuters, Moussa also said he would …

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Arabs should mull sending troops to Syria: Moussa

BEIRUT: The Arab League should consider sending troops to Syria as proposed by Qatar’s emir, Amr Moussa, the bloc’s former secretary general, said on Sunday. "This is a very important proposal," Moussa said in Beirut on the sidelines of a UN-organized conference on democracy in the Arab world. "The Arab League should begin to study …

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Moussa hits campaign trail in Egypt presidency race

By Tom Perry / Reuters CAIRO: Veteran diplomat Amr Moussa talked economics and social justice when he hit the campaign trail for the Egyptian presidency with a string of interviews that flagged him as the front runner for the job. Arab League secretary-general for the last decade, Moussa, 74, is the most prominent figure yet …

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ElBaradei, Amr Moussa meet army to discuss transition

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces met with Egyptian leading figures on Tuesday, including former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei, Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa and business tycoon Naguib Sawiris, to discuss plans for this critical transitional period. Former prime minister Kamal El-Ganzoury, former information minister Ahmed Kamal Aboul Magd, …

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Arab League chief Moussa to run for Egypt president

By AFP CAIRO: Arab League chief Amr Moussa said on Sunday he plans to run for president in his native Egypt after a popular uprising that toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak, the official MENA agency reported. “I intend to run in the next presidential election, and an (official) announcement will be made at the right time,” …

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Moussa warns Arab leaders of ‘unprecedented’ anger

By Yasmine Saleh and Sherine El Madany/Reuters SHARM EL-SHEIKH: The Arab League chief warned the region’s leaders on Wednesday to heed economic and political problems that sparked Tunisia’s upheaval because Arab citizens’ anger had reached an unprecedented level. Widespread public protests in Tunisia — prompted by high prices, a lack of jobs and political repression — …

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