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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-11 06:41 PM
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Egypt Reformers Wary Before Vote
Source: Wall Street Journal

CAIROA referendum Saturday on constitutional amendments is shaping up as a test of what many reformers here see as a rushed and problematic timeline for establishing democracy.

After decades of single-party rule under former President Hosni Mubarak, almost all of Egypt's nascent political parties are still in the process of forming. The new parties, which include higher numbers of secular politicians, are urging supporters to vote "no," saying that if the amendments are approved, it will start the clock on a race they are unprepared to run.

That would leave the field open to Egypt's only two established parties: the former ruling National Democratic Party and the Muslim Brotherhood, a once-illegal Islamist group that operated unofficially for decades before launching its own political party last month. The parties are nearly alone in their support of the 10 proposed amendments.

The proposed amendments limit the president to two, four-year terms, restore the role of Egypt's relatively independent judiciary in overseeing elections, lower barriers for independent candidates to run for president and limit the president's ability to call a state of emergency, among other reforms.


Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704360404...



Egypt needs your and mine personal and also political support!

In a lot of countries, 'Complaints Choir' were founded.

Also in Cairo.
A member of this Choir died during the latest uprising and fight for Human Rights.

The Choir still excist and performs: I memory to the ones wo give their lives and in respest for the Choir, here the link with a song to remember the woman and man off Egypt ( peace be with them and with us) http://www.youtube.com/user/ramiznor
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