Egyptian elections

Issandr el Amrani is pessimistic about the Egyptian presidential election, saying the process “

appears to have been rigged to put an end to a transformation of Egyptian politics that was the hope of the January 25 revolution

“. He points out that parliament passed a law which would have exluded leading candidate Ahmed Shafiq, and were then ovverruled by the Presidential Election Commission.

el Amrani also has a helpful chart to show roughly the positions of the candidates:

In Counterpunch, Esam Al-Amin argues that the US is backing Amr Moussa as a safe continuity candidate.

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