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Vol 56 No 2

Published 23rd January 2015


More presidential powers

As the regime clamps down further, a united opposition looks to the future

This year the National Congress Party (NCP) government faces a more united and effective opposition and a free-falling oil price which will more than halve export earnings. On top of that it will have to deal with growing hostility from Arab governments, such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which object to its backing for the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organisations.

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