Religion Emerges as Force in Egyptian Politics

(New York Times) Michael Slackman - The process of electing 444 members of the Egyptian Parliament begins Wednesday with voting in part of the country. The campaign season has demonstrated that for now the status quo prevails: the National Democratic Party of President Hosni Mubarak remains in control, opposition political parties are weak, and the most powerful opposition organization in the country remains the Muslim Brotherhood, which has taken a more public role than in the past to promote its candidates running as independents.

2005-11-09 00:00:00

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