Egyptians Attack Presidential Candidate's Office
Ex-primier Shafiq is seen by many as a second act for the Mubarak regime, though he still took 5.5 million votes in last week's round of voting. The Associated Press reported Shafiq's 24 percent trailed the 25 percent, 5.8 million votes, secured by Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi.
The two will face each other in a runoff election June 16 and 17. In preparation for that contest, the Muslim Brotherhood has reportedly been trying to appeal to a wider spectrum of Egpytians, namely liberals, leftists and Christians.
Expert Khalil el-Anani told the AP this would be crucial for the Muslim Brotherhood to take power of the country. "They don't realize that things have changed around them," he said. "In order for him to win, Morsi must reinvent himself a a nonpartisan politician."
Read more of Neon Tommy's coverage on the shifting political climate in Egypt here.