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Monday, March 12, 2012

"Idiot's Guide to Egyptian Presidential Elections"

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.

1 comment:

PITAPOLICY aka Mehrunisa Qayyum said...

Thanks for this piece! I'll ReTweet from @pitapolicy!