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Egypt’s generals act to negate outcome of presidential poll | guardian.co.uk

Constitutional declaration cements power of military as Brotherhood claims win in bitterly fought election by Jack Shenker in Cairo Egypt’s generals awarded themselves sweeping political powers in an 11th-hour constitutional declaration that tied the hands of the country’s incoming president and cemented military authority over the post-Mubarak era. The announcement on Sunday night came as early presidential election results put ...

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Tahrir Square protests resume over Mubarak and presidential election | guardian.co.uk

Thousands march on Tahrir to demand retrial for Mubarak and removal of Ahmed Shafik from the presidential runoff by Abdel-Rahman Hussein in Cairo Thousands of protesters descended on Tahrir Square on Tuesday as the schism threatening to tear Egyptian politics apart continued ahead of the presidential election runoff later this month. Several marches set off throughout the capital to join ...

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Sacrificing Mubarak to Save His Regime | Counterpunch

The Charade is Over by ESAM AL-AMIN When deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons were indicted in April 2011, legal observers cynically noted that the charges were not only politically motivated in order to quiet the massive demonstrations demanding their trial, but also that they were so weak that the trial might have been designed to end in ...

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Egyptian uprising created new reality, says former vice-president | guardian.co.uk

Hosni Mubarak’s former vice-president and spy chief has said he will not attempt to “reinvent” his mentor’s regime if he is elected president of Egypt. Omar Suleiman, who is running in the elections due on 23-24 May, told the state-owned Al-Akhbar newspaper that restoring security would be his top priority as president. Next on his list would be the faltering ...

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Syria, Egypt and Middle East unrest – live updates | guardian.co.uk

Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said on Monday he would reshuffle his cabinet within a week, but crowds protesting slow reforms and foot-dragging in prosecuting ex-president Hosni Mubarak said they were not satisfied. Protesters rejected Mr. Sharaf’s statement on state television, in which he also said he had asked Interior Minister Mansour El Essawy to speed up measures to restore security and order in Egypt, and threatened to continue their demonstration.

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