Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Friday, September 09, 2005

Cynicism Runs High

Cynicism runs high over historic Egyptian vote
Sitting at his computer terminal in the tree-lined Cairo neighbourhood of Zamalek, the man who calls himself Sandmonkey sees little to get enthused about. To him, Egypt isn't really getting more open and democratic; the ruling regime is just getting smarter about how it presents itself to the West. "There's going to be a big crackdown in October," he says. "This is a country with something like 20,000 political prisoners." (Globe and Mail).

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