Wed May 2, 2012, 08:34 AM
hue (2,550 posts)
Eleven killed in Egypt clashes over army rule
(Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and more than 160 wounded near Egypt's Defence Ministry on Wednesday after armed men assaulted protesters demanding an end to army rule, prompting two Islamist candidates to suspend their presidential election campaigns.
Unidentified "thugs" armed with guns or batons attacked demonstrators who included hundreds of ultraconservative Salafi Islamists protesting at the exclusion of their candidate from this month's vote, state news agency MENA reported.
The violence casts a deep shadow over the presidential election due on May 23 and 24, with a run-off in June, and highlights the fragility of Egypt's transition to democracy, which has been punctuated by violence and political bickering.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/02/us-egypt-clashes-idUSBRE8410BJ20120502
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Wed May 2, 2012, 12:28 PM
Comrade Grumpy (3,383 posts)
1. This looks like it's a very rocky process.
Banning the candidates of the Salafists and the Moslem Brotherhood, the two largest political formations in the country, seems like a decision that is going to create a lot of trouble.
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Wed May 2, 2012, 07:23 PM
David__77 (14,120 posts)
5. The military has control now. It was a coup, not a "revolution" after all...
The people voted for the Islamist parties, "hardcore" or otherwise. I guess the question is whether or not this expression of popular will shall be respected or not.