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Meet Egypt’s next president

Who will be Egypt’s next president? Sunday afternoon was the deadline for registration for candidacy in Egypt’s first presidential election since the end of the 33-year rule of Hosni Mubarak. Barring yet another twist in Cairo’s political roller coaster, we now have a full roster of the contenders for Egypt’s top job. The first round ...

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MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

Who will be Egypt’s next president? Sunday afternoon was the deadline for registration for candidacy in Egypt’s first presidential election since the end of the 33-year rule of Hosni Mubarak. Barring yet another twist in Cairo’s political roller coaster, we now have a full roster of the contenders for Egypt’s top job. The first round of voting is scheduled for May 23 and 24, with a runoff to follow. Some long-time candidates didn’t jump into the ring — notably former International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) chief and activist leader Mohamed ELBaradei. Of the 23 applicants, here are the frontrunners:

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