Saturday, November 21, 2009

Egypt faces a new dynastic struggle

Eighty-one-year-old President Hosni Mubarak, a former military strongman who has ruled Egypt for 28 years, has been clearing the way for a successor predicted to be his son Gamal, when Mubarak's latest term ends in 2011.
The secrecy and interlocking interests of the ruling elite have much in common with the pharaoh's court. Constitutional changes have thrown up roadblocks to genuine political opposition, keeping dissenting candidates from winning the country's top office in a freely-fought election. MORE HERE

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