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Egypt's turbulent transition to democracy since the historic Revolution of 2011 will be tested once again when the country is scheduled to hold its first Presidential elections later this month. Cairo remains tense after the latest eruption of violence, this time sparked by the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission's decision to disqualify the candidacy of a popular ultra-conservative Salafi preacher, a decision seen by many to have been orchestrated by the military junta that has ruled the country since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. Three main candidates have emerged as the front runners. Mohammed Morsy, the Muslim Brotherhood's replacement candidate after it's number one choice was disqualified; the moderate Islamist Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood; and Amr Moussa, the secular former Foreign Minister. Recent polls suggest that the Muslim Brotherhood, the most powerful political force in Egypt, is losing support among its base that sees its leadership as ineffective and power-hungry after they won majority in Parliamentary elections last November. The three candidates are involved in a fierce battle to win the vote of a majority of Egyptians disenchanted with the course that the Revolution has taken. The next President will inherit a country that is holding on by a thread, with its economy in tatters and an increasingly vocal population fed up with the slow pace of reform.