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Maher Hamoud

Editor’s letter: Morsy, the good brother

Theoretically speaking, we could argue that the one month President Mohamed Morsy has spent in office is not enough to judge his performance as Egypt’s first leader after the revolution. However, practically speaking, it seems enough. Given a few facts regarding Morsy’s attainment of the presidency, we can understand feelings of anger among the electorate, …

Maher Hamoud

Ziad Akl

Qandil’s Government: failing the political diversity test

It is too early to judge the policies or the performance of Hesham Qandil’s government, but it is a suitable time to judge the political significance of its makeup and what this represents. The selection of ministers in Qandil’s government is the first real step towards creating President Mohamed Morsy’s administration. During his first month …

Ziad A. Akl

Israel to vote on sweeping austerity measures

(AFP) – Ministers in Israel’s cabinet were on Monday preparing to vote on a package of sweeping economic austerity measures in a bid to cut the budget deficit, in a move expected to hit the underprivileged hard. Central to the plan is a hike in income tax and VAT, as well as a 700 million …

Daily News Egypt

Sanitation, cabinet and transparency

Egyptian commentators continued to explore the national hygiene campaign initiated by President Morsy last weekend. Several opinion writers have attacked the move claiming it is never the role of Egyptian taxpayers to collect waste from streets. Other columnists have called upon Egyptians and political powers to allow a chance for the new government to prove …

Daily News Egypt

Major General Mohamed Hegazi tells a news program that President-elect Mohamed Morsi will have full executive powers once he is sworn in (Screengrab)

SCAF generals: No blood on our hands

In a CBC interview last night, Major Generals Mohamed El-Assar and Mahmoud Hegazy said that the supplementary constitutional decree not limit Morsi’s powers and that they would practice limited legislative authority

Ahmed Aboulenein

President-elect gets down to business

Oath swearing venue to be decided today, Prime minister will be an independent, patriotic figure
Morsi met with Christian representatives, martyrs’ families, intelligence chief, and revolutionary groups

Ahmed Aboulenein

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