CAIRO May 25 Egyptian Islamist candidate Abdel
Moneim Abol Fotouh, who failed to get enough votes in Egypt's
presidential race to make the run-off, said on Friday he would
now back the Muslim Brotherhood in its bid to defeat Hosni
Mubarak's last prime minister.
His statement did not mention by name the Brotherhood,
which expelled him for choosing to run, but Abol Fotouh said he
and his supporters would "rise above our political and party
differences" and would "stand in a united front against the
symbols of corruption and oppression."
The Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi made it through to the
run-off against Ahmed Shafiq, who was Mubarak's last prime
minister and a former air force commander.
(Writing by Edmund Blair)