Egypt's Revolution

(New York Post) Amir Taheri - Egyptians are developing a taste for elections as a means of choosing leaders and policies. Over the last three months, scores of elections have renewed the leadership of trade unions, student associations and bodies representing key professions. In almost every instance, pro-democracy coalitions won. The Muslim Brotherhood and its more radical Islamist allies seldom won more than a quarter of the vote. Even in their traditional stronghold of Alexandria, the "Brothers" suffered defeats in voting for trade unions and student associations. Attempts at injecting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans into the public debate have failed. A pro-Hamas group's calls for a protest in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo last week drew just 30 individuals.

2011-05-13 00:00:00

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