Most prominent figures:
— KHAIRAT EL-SHATER—Deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood and its chief strategist.
— HAZEM ABU ISMAIL—A lawyer-turned-television preacher who was a favorite of ultraconservative Islamists known as Salafis.
— OMAR SULEIMAN—One of the most powerful figures in Mubarak's inner circle, serving as his intelligence chief since 1993.
— AYMAN NOUR—A prominent dissident under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's regime who spent many years in jail.
Lesser known candidates:
— MORTADA MANSOUR, ASHRAF BAROUMA, MAMDOUH QUTB, HOSSAM KHAIRAT, IBRAHIM AL-GHARIB, AHMED AWAD AL-SAIDI