Monday, March 12, 2012
I'm feeling under the weather today so posting may be light. Let's start with Ahram Online's "Idiot's Guide to Egypt's Presidential Elections," a good guide for the perplexed now that the electoral season is actually under way. There are still a lot of questions about how much power the President will exercise, but those who are overly dismissive of the process are, I think, missing the point that however imperfect, something new is emerging in Egypt. The Parliament's talk of voting no-confidence in the Ganzouri cabinet, something it most likely lacks the authority to do (but who knows for sure?) is a sign of evolving legitimacy.