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Friday, February 19, 2010

He's Back . . .

ElBaradei has returned. He's apparently been given "a hero's welcome" by his supporters.

Though "several hundred" cheering supporters greeted him at Cairo airport, there are also reports of a few arrests and of some people being prevented from entering the airport.

If video turns up on YouTube I'll post it. Meanwhile try #ElBaradei on Twitter.

1 comment:

Roger said...

The old political saw advises candidates to avoid peaking too early.

Several hundred supporters. Sounds like he's peaked.

The EL64,000 question is in a free election does Mohammed ElBaradaei, Mohammed Badie or Mohammed Husni Mubarak win?

My bet is on Badie - though we're not likely to know since there won't be a free election.