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Egypt’s First Female Presidential Candidate

Egypt's First Female Presidential Candidate
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Bothaina Kamel says she’s running for president to demand representation for the many women who participated in Egypt’s revolution.

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9:30AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

noted

9:37PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Wonderful. Best of luck to her.

10:37PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

She's going to face a lot of challenges. All I can say is: Don't give up.

Oh yes, and I hope no one will vote (or not) for her because she's a woman. We all need to vote for candidates based on their competence, not their gender, age, race, or whatever :)

10:53AM PST on Jan 27, 2012

Excellent news. Good luck

2:40PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

girl presidents... what an insult.

2:01PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I think it's good if she stands any real chance. If not, I hope that for the good of the country she will draw back as any votes she might get will cause more harm than good. The Islamists are better organized and less prone to change allegiance, so it would be good that there was a clear force who can match them.
I really doubt Kamel stands much of a chance and her votes might make a difference to a candidate who might do better.

Although I can understand the importance of girl power, one medium high class levels of EGyptian society I have always seen as much -or more- active role of females than in so called more developed countries. The difference is brutal when it comes to lower class, but that happens everywhere.
Whether she makes it to presidency or not, I hope Bothania Kamel will leave her personla ambitions to make hsitory aside and do what is best for the country when the time comes. That is what presidents are supposed to do, unfortunately many of those running for the position, in all countries and times, seem to forget that quite often.

12:43PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

It's great to see this, thanks for posting

8:05AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

This world needs more girl presidents!

6:12AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Whether or not she has any real chance of winning the election I think it's such a wonderful and important thing that she is running. I think it's a great step forward, not only for Egypt, but for all countries where women don't have much of a say in how their country is run.

3:54AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

great development finally in this country, at least, let's hope she will get a fair chance...

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