Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Price of Parliament

This article is telling me that the current price of a NDP seat in the parliament is one million EGP ($175k). Fine, I’ll take two please, to be delivered on the day of election.

Up to a fifth of the People’s Assembly are wealthy businessmen. Too many, says Kefaya opposition candidate Kamal Khalil in a manifesto posted on his blog:
"Never did the political hegemony of businessmen reach that level at any point over the past 50 years.

This country has become the target for the biggest organised looting operation, carried out by a handful of monopolists allied with the ruling gang, headed by Mubarak and his family," he says.

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