Is Egypt’s January 25 really dead?

"The #MubarakTrial is a wake-up call for all revolutionary factions in Egypt"Saturday November 28th was a bleak day for Egypt. What had already been called the "Trial of the century" winded up with celebrations inside the Cairo Criminal Court and tears of impotence throughout the whole country. Mubarak was brought to the defendants' cage on …

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Egipto de vuelta a la casilla de salida

Dijo Charles Bukowski que ”la diferencia entre una democracia y una dictadura consiste en que en la democracia puedes votar antes de obedecer las órdenes”. Una vez que unas cosméticas elecciones presidenciales proclamaron vencedor al nuevo héroe nacional, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Egipto bien puede definirse a sí mismo como democracia, una en la que no …

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15 reasons not to observe Egypt’s presidential election.

Now that both the EU and the Carter Centre have announced they will not be electoral observers (except that the EU will finally be) in the Presidential vote scheduled in Egypt for May 26th and 27th (coincidentally, elections will also take place around these days in the EU itself, Ukraine and Colombia), the tone is …

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Elections that may (re)shape the Middle East in 2014

Sometimes, it seems as though the only factors which contribute to sketch the future of the Middle East, most of them I laid out in this article, are out of the control of the citizens: sectarianism, repression, foreign intervention, coups (or non-coups)... However, and even though democracy may (still) not be seen as the key …

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