The ex-UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei is the most popular choice for next Egyptian president, according to an army poll conducted on Facebook, state media reported on Wednesday. The poll was launched a month ago and ended today.
ElBaradei got 25 percent of the votes of the 267,000 participants. He was followed by Islamist thinker Mohamed Selim al-Awa with 17 percent, and Ayman Nur – who heads the liberal al-Ghad opposition party – with 13 percent.
The online survey has been criticized for being limited to the Facebook community. In addition, it was also slammed for including ousted president Hosni Mubarak's spy chief Omar Suleiman and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander who headed Mubarak's last cabinet. Suleiman came fourth in the survey.