Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Voting with New Shoes

"New shoes or otherwise, petty political paybacks are quite commonplace in this district. “Nour spoiled many young men in Bab Al Shaariya by giving them a monthly salary just in exchange for supporting him,” Shami adds. He also showed Cairo a pile of job applications that the NDP candidate had collected from supporters. The applications had been passed on to the Minister of Finance, Youssef Boutros Ghali, and at the bottom of each was a written confirmation that the applicants had been hired in a tax agency."

- Cairo Magazine.

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