The 2012 Election
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Egypt Unwrapped New polling data gives clues to Egypt's future.
The literal meaning of Arabic verb falla is ‘to nick a blade of a sword and make it jagged,’ or ‘to blunt an object.’ So if a sword, for instance, is made jagged, it has ‘ fulul ’ (notches), or it has lost its edge and requires smoothening and sharpening.
The formal seating of Egypt's Parliament today, after a grueling two months of elections and political turmoil, marks the end of one stage of Egypt's transition. The Islamist-dominated Parliament will begin its work without clearly defined powers or responsibilities amidst a fractured, suspicious political environment. We will now see whether this Parliament will be able to deliver on the hopes invested in electoral legitimacy and emerge as an effective check on the power of the SCAF.
Amr Moussa has emerged from Egypt's revolutionary tumult as the front-runner in the upcoming presidential election.
Egypt is gearing up for the final stages of a tumultuous transitional period under the rule of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and preparing to enter a new phase following a scheduled handover of government authority to a newly-elected president at the end of June. The much-anticipated presidential vote is scheduled to be held on 23 and 24 May to elect Egypt's first president since Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in a popular uprising one year ago. The man in charge of overseeing the poll is Farouk Sultan, the bespectacled, white-haired chair of the Supreme Constitutional Court and head of the presidential elections committee.
Egypt Unwrapped Egypt's streets are calm after months of deadly rioting. But the political situation remains uncertain, and the future is far from clear.
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Essay Despite its vows to speed Egypt toward elections, the country's military leadership is actually ambivalent about democracy. Above all, Egypt's generals want to preserve stability and protect their privileges.
Big promises for change in Egypt from Mubarak era survivor
When I left Egypt two weeks before the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak last year, Egyptians were not allowed to discuss three issues publicly: politics, religion, and sex.
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Is it enough to salvage a sinking economy? One of the most serious consequences of the 2011 revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa has been the impact of political instability on the regional economy. Egypt has surely felt the fullest force of the blow and now requires a lifeline from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
FA Book This collection sets the intellectual stage for understanding the revolutions in the Middle East and includes seminal pieces from Foreign Affairs , ForeignAffairs.com, and CFR.org.
The Muslim Brotherhood has a plan for Egypt’s economic recovery