Egyptian Municipal Elections Fizzle

[Christian Science Monitor] Liam Stack - After a two-year postponement, Egypt's polls opened Tuesday for municipal council elections. But hardly anyone came. Candidates loyal to President Mubarak ran unopposed in 90% of the races. Public discontent with the regime is widespread, but opposition groups appear unable to successfully mobilize this growing dissent. Fewer than two dozen members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's main opposition group, managed to get their names on final election lists.

2008-04-10 01:00:00

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