MB Candidate Al-Shater Refers to Suleiman's Candidacy as "Mubarak Reproduction" and “Revolution Robbery"

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Cairo, Egypt | April 9, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater held his first press conference as an official candidate on Monday, April 9, where he spoke about his national renaissance project to rebuild Egypt, stressing the need for economic and political reform.
Al-Shater noted that his presidential campaign motto is “Renaissance, Popular Desire," claiming that he aims to revive and rebuild Egypt and its institutions.
With regard to the last-minute presidential candidate Omar Suleiman, Mubarak's short-term vice-president and former intelligence chief, Al-Shater said that he rejected any attempts of "reproduction" of the former regime of Mubarak. He also referred to Suleiman's candidacy as an insult to the revolution.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"Personally, and according to those I am dealing with, we strongly reject the attempt of the reproduction of the former regime's political system in a modified form represented in the person of General Omar Suleiman. We see this as an insult to the revolution and unawareness of the nature of change that happened to the life map of the Egyptian people and its efficiency."

Al-Shater added that Suleiman's nomination was an attempt of "revolution robbery", warning that the Muslim Brotherhood and all Egyptians will hold massive rallies in the streets in case of any attempt to steal the revolution and forge Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"If there is any attempt to steal the revolution or any attempt of forgery, normally we and others will protest in the streets. There's no other way. We as Egyptians, not as Muslim Brotherhood, sacrificed and blood was shed not to return the one who used to be a vice-president and was prepared by Mubarak to be his successor in October. The people said their word and strongly rejected that attempt, and ousted Mubarak and Omar Suleiman."

Al-Shater noted that Egypt’s economy faces grave dangers because of the corrupted system of the former regime, illustrating that a new political system with restoration of security were needed for the advance of Egypt’s economy.
He stated that investment in Egypt, small enterprises and the private sector must be encouraged to boost economy.
Al-Shater said that his program depends mainly on several axes starting with rebuilding of Egypt’s post-revolution political system, the restructure of the Interior Ministry and the development of education and economic system.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: April 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: April 9, 2012
Length: 0:02:06
Video Size: 104 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Close up shot of a poster of the MB presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater
2. Various shots from a large monitor in the conference room with a large poster of Al-Shater and highlights of his presidential program
3. Pan left shot of presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater heading to the press conference
4. Various shots of Al-Shater speaking during the press conference
5. Medium shot, some of the attendees
6. SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"Personally, and according to those I am dealing with, we strongly reject the attempt of the reproduction of the former regime's political system in a modified form represented in the person of General Omar Suleiman. We see this as an insult to the revolution and unawareness of the nature of change that happened to the life map of the Egyptian people and its efficiency."
7. Various shots of the press conference
8. SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – MB Presidential Candidate Khairat al-Shater:
"If there is any attempt steal the revolution or any attempt of forgery, normally we and others will protest in the streets. There's no other way. We as Egyptians, not as Muslim Brotherhood, sacrificed and blood was shed not to return the one who used to be a vice-president and was prepared by Mubarak to be his successor in October. The people said their word and strongly rejected that attempt, and ousted Mubarak and Omar Suleiman."
9. Various shpts of the press conference

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