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Mohamed Selim

ElBaradei’s unknown known

Egypt’s media have been in campaign mode leading up to Monday and Tuesday’s vote. Official, quasi-official and the social media are dedicating their undivided attention to the presidential elections with reports, interviews and analyses that tackle the two candidates’ platforms, credentials and implausible promises. Yet, an Egyptian Nobel laureate and former presidential hopeful, who, respect …


Mohammed Nosseir

Mohamed ElBaradei and Egyptian politics can’t see eye to eye

By Mohammed Nosseir Mohamed ElBaradei, who recently resigned as interim vice-president ending his political career in my opinion, had been the most controversial Egyptian politician in the last few years, and will remain a debatable figure for a good time to come. ElBaradei, who had intended to live his life after retirement away from politics, …


Dr Mohamed Fouad

ElBaradei Exhumed

After his recent untimely resignation, it is fair to say that we have seen the end of Egyptian law scholar and diplomat Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei’s career in public service. Now, in the eyes of different people, ElBaradei is seen to be as much of a prodigy as he is seen to be a traitor. We …


Mohamed ElBaradei, Vice President for International Relations, said that all peaceful means should be used first in dispersing sit-ins in support of former President Mohamed Morsi before resorting to force
(AFP/ file photo)

ElBaradei’s resignation condemned

June 30 Front states ElBaradei should have consulted them before resigning, NSF says resignation will not shake their support for roadmap


Mohamed ElBaradei, Vice President for International Relations, said that all peaceful means should be used first in dispersing sit-ins in support of former President Mohamed Morsi before resorting to force
(AFP/ file photo)

ElBaradei resigns

Vice president says he will not be held responsible for decisions he disagrees with


European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton
(AFP  File Photo)

Ashton visits Egypt

EU representative scheduled to meet with Morsi, ElBaradei, Moussa and other opposition figures


Sara Abou Bakr 2

On blood, lynching and moving forward

Two months ago, after a heated discussion, a bunch of us self-proclaimed analysts concluded that Egypt is about to dive head-first into a fresh wave of violence. The trigger to this downward spiral started in November 2012 with Morsi’s dictatorial presidential decree immunising his decisions and the work of the Shura Council while passing a …


Farid Zahran

On the youth and the revolution

For many, the early days of the revolution served as a political coming-out for a number of underground organisations, some weak, others strong, and individuals, all out to prove their revolutionary worth and zeal. Hailing almost exclusively from the country’s middle and upper middle class youth, from within the ranks of these revolutionaries quickly emerged …


Sara Abou Bakr 2

The legitimacy of Morsi

Wikipedia defines political legitimacy as “the popular acceptance of an authority, usually a governing law or a regime”. The keyword here is “popular”. The voting system was concurred as a way to gauge public acceptance of a person or government. The tallying of ballots is used as a means to assess the will of the masses. …


Robert Mogielnicki

A visionary without a vision

By Robert Mogielnicki On Saturday Mohamed ElBaradei, leader of the National Salvation Front (NSF), called for a boycott of the upcoming Parliamentary elections in Egypt. On Tuesday the boycott became party policy after a meeting of the NSF leadership While the NSF demands the formation of a national unity government and a committee to amend …


Karl Sharro

Egypt’s opposition: The sultan’s slackers

By Karl Sharro There is an old Egyptian joke about Tanabel El-Sultan, (the Sultan’s slackers), who were notorious for their laziness. The sultan was so fed up with seeing the slackers lazing about that one day he ordered their execution. The slackers were loaded onto a wagon and driven off to be killed. Fortunately for …