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Democracy, Islam and Egypt's Economy

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In Egypt's recent elections, the Muslim Brotherhood won 37 percent of the vote and the ultra-conservative Salafists got 24 percent. More secular parties got just 13 percent.  It may take as much as a year to determine how strong a parliament will be formed. Should Israel and Western countries be concerned? Will the religious factions unite and stand up to the current military rulers when 90 percent of Egyptians support the Army now that Mubarak is gone? With almost half the country living on $2 a day, the main concern of most people is economics, with politics low on the list. We look at the many options available to the most important country so far to have experienced the "Arab Spring."

Credits

Guests:
Matt Bradley - Wall Street Journal - @MattMcBradley, Marina Ottaway - Wilson Center, Ahmed Younis - Gallup Center for Muslim Studies - @ahmedyounisjd, Mohammad Fadel - University of Toronto - @Shanfaraa

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton