Monthly Archives: November 2011

Egypt’s Election Shambles

Today marks the first day of voting in Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since former president Hosni Mubarak’s forced resignation in February 2011.  The run-up to the election was overshadowed by massive demonstrations against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) that … Continue reading

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Waiting for Tantawi

A million person protest has been called for in Tahrir on 22 November, and reports are that numbers today exceed those of the protest that took place on Friday.  Today’s march is called a day to save the nation. Chanting … Continue reading

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Egyptian Uprising, Part 2

Tahrir square in downtown Cairo has once more become the scene of running battles between protesters and police.  The major difference to the January 25th scenario is that alongside the police is the army. In one piece of footage soldiers … Continue reading

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