Four of them are reported to be the favourites: the former Foreign Minister and Head of the Arab League Amr Mussa, the Islamic moderate Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, the former Prime Minister Ahmad Shafik and the Head of Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi. Last minute surveys say that a strong number of votes should also go to the Nasserian Hamdin Dsabbahi and the activist Khaled Ali.
In the event that none should achieve full majority in the first round, a ballot will take place on June 16 and 17. The military council, in power since the fall of the former rais, has promised to hand over the power to the newly elected president by the end of June. (ANSAmed).