Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Friday, September 09, 2005

Controversy Swirls Over Egypt Vote

The Washington Post is taking a look at what might happen after the elections:
Wednesday's election was a step in the Mubarak government's own plans to open up politics to some extent, albeit with the levers of power still held by the National Democratic Party, currently dominated by the president's son Gamal and a group of Western-oriented technocrats. They contend that reform in Egypt must be calibrated to avoid unrest that would upset free-market economic liberalization, another project spearheaded by Gamal Mubarak. Mohammed Kamal, a member of Gamal Mubarak's advisory team, said reform plans include changes in the constitution to transfer some presidential powers to parliament and scale back emergency laws that have inhibited free speech for a quarter-century.

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