Just 12 of the original 23 candidates in Egypt's presidential election are still standing. If none of the candidates manages to get more than 50 per cent of the vote on May 23 and 24, a second round will take place mid-June.
This content was published on May 23, 2012 - 11:00
The favourites are the former Arab League secretary-general Amr Moussa and the independent islamist candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh. Among the other hopefuls are the Nasserist nationalist Hamdeen Sabahi, a former prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, and the Muslim Brotherhood's official candidate Mohamed Morsy.