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Bothayna Kamel

Television anchor, activist, and former Egyptian presidential candidate

Bothayna KAMEL is a television anchor, activist, and former Egyptian presidential candidate. Her work in journalism has included hosting the radio program "Nighttime Confessions" from 1992 to 1998, was a news presenter on Egyptian state television, and hosted "Please Understand Me" on the Saudi-owned Orbit satellite network. An advocate or pro-democracy activities in Egypt, she took part in the Kefaya movement in 2005 and took an active role in the 2011 revolution. She became the first and only female candidate for president in the 2011 election though she was forced to withdraw in the spring of 2012.

 

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