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Vol 53 No 10

Published 11th May 2012


Egypt

Presiding over chaos

The presidential election is likely to go ahead but pitched battles over the new constitution are set to continue

Political turmoil has followed the rejection of several candidates for the presidential election, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat el Shater and the Salafist hopeful, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail. It threatens to increase. Legal challenges are striking at the Constitutional Assembly and even Parliament itself as violence on the streets shows signs of persisting.

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