2011-04-06

Egyptians Show Secular Bent - WSJ.com

Egypt's Former Foreign Minister Amr Moussa—a vocal critic of some U.S. foreign policy—leads the field among likely presidential candidates, with the secular Wafd Party emerging as the most popular political group, according to a poll by a United Nations-affiliated think tank.

The poll also concluded that most Egyptians don't seek any radical changes in their government's foreign relations, including with Israel, or its path of economic liberalization.

The poll, conducted by the New York-based International Peace Institute, found Egypt's largest Islamist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, ranks second in popularity among political parties.

Despite of the poll results, one may ask: Who is the International Peace Institute and what are more then 600 participants say about the opinion in the Egyptian population?