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31 Dec 2012

No winners from Egypt’s constitution vote

The vote has ended, but the controversy and the national divide live on. Although two-thirds of Egyptians who voted chose to endorse the controversial constitution, the 33 percent turnout was the worst in any key vote since the revolution in 2011. The opposition feels emboldened by that, saying it backs their arguments against the legitimacy of the constitution and goes to show that the majority of Egyptians were not happy with it.
The vote has ended, but the controversy and the national divide live on. Although two-thirds of Egyptians who voted...

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15 Mar 2011

A new leadership in Egypt?

The debate at this year's Al Jazeera's Forum has been focused on recent political developments across the region - trying to place revolutions and popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and other countries in context, but also trying to understand whether or not these uprisings are leading to the formation of a fundamentally different political system.
The debate at this year's Al Jazeera's Forum has been focused on recent political developments across the region -...
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31 Jan 2011

No to Suleiman, no to Shafik

The headline of this post was a common banner at tonight s protests in Cairo s Tahrir Square - a sign that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak hasn t succeeded in mollifying anti-government demonstrators with two new appointments
The headline of this post was a common banner at tonight s protests in Cairo s Tahrir Square - a sign that Egyptian...
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30 Jan 2011

Suleiman selection reassures Western allies

Omar Suleiman is many things to Egypt: spy chief, eminence grise to President Hosni Mubarak, point man for Egypt's secret relations with Israel, and the bulwark between the Muslim Brotherhood and all the security services that stand in its way.
Omar Suleiman is many things to Egypt: spy chief, eminence grise to President Hosni Mubarak, point man for Egypt's...

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