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Monday, May 24, 2010

Is ElBaradei Running for President Everywhere but Egypt?

While I'm citing The National, I'd also note this piece about how Mohamed ElBaradei's "prolonged absences from Egypt" are "confusing" his followers; he's visited the US, Cameroon, and other places, and many of his chief aides have been attending a conference in the US.

This would seem to reinforce the sense that ElBaradei's appeal is to an elite group, perhaps even to expatriates, and may not run too deep at home.

1 comment:

LJ Marczak said...

El Baradei as a potential Ross Perot?

In more than one sense.fr