A day in the life of a candidate from Sinai
By Ashraf Al- Anany
- 09 January 2012
EgyptVotes' lens follows Mohsen Abu Hooly, an independent candidate in the North Sinai electoral district. Abu Hooly is one of the few candidates in North Sinai to have completed graduate school. Through his candidacy, he hopes to change stereotypes about Sinai Bedouin.
Mohsen hails from the al-Monayaa Sawarka clan and is one of the few North Sinai candidates to have earned a graduate diploma, having received a degree in Arabic literature from Dar al-Ulum. Abu Hooly said his decision to run in the current elections stems from his belief that the situation after the revolution would drive anyone aiming to serve the community to join the election contest. He thinks that his graduate degree will help him out in the election contest, having given him a vision of the situation in Sinai and how to develop the region. "More importantly," he said, "I aspire to an outstanding, distinguished performance in parliament that corrects the mistaken image people have about the Sinai Bedouin."