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Vol 52 No 7

Published 1st April 2011


In command and control

The generals have won some important tactical victories against the activists of Tahrir Square

Six weeks after the military eased out President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak after a mass campaign against his regime, the generals are gradually reasserting their grip on Egypt’s political system (AC Vol 52 No 6). Seasoned tacticians in the high command are steering the demands for a more open political system into a programme of early elections. That will mostly benefit the established political forces: the previously ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and its arch-opponents in the Akhwan el Muslimoon (Muslim Brotherhood, MB).

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