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Political powers welcome ElBaradei’s rights charter, call for debate

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Political powers welcomed the rights charter introduced by presidential hopeful Mohamed ElBaradei, but expressed some reservations and called for debating the articles before supporting their inclusion in the yet-to-be drafted constitution. The charter consists of 17 articles divided into two segments: six articles outline the basic principles governing the state and 11 …

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Campaign accuses government of inciting lawsuits against ElBaradei

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The campaign supporting former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei to run for president accused the regime of inciting lawsuits against ElBaradei and other campaign leaders, thus disturbing public peace and inciting civil disobedience. “This is clear evidence that the strategy of the regime in the coming period is to strike indirect blows [to …

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ElBaradei in Minya: Opposition will unite

By Sarah El Deeb /AP MAGHAGHA: Leading Egyptian democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei said he is pushing to unify the country’s opposition groups to build enough numbers for pro-reform protests after parliamentary elections marred by widespread allegations of fraud. In a somber assessment of his movement for change, the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former UN …

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ElBaradei calls on opposition to boycott 2011 presidential elections

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei called on opposition groups to unite and boycott the upcoming 2011 presidential elections if they are not given guarantees that the elections will be free and fair. In a video message from ElBaradei posted on his website on Tuesday, he described the “so-called” parliamentary elections that took …

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ElBaradei campaign accuses security of ‘bugging’ their office

CAIRO: The campaign supporting former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei to run for President and promoting his reform demands said in a statement that security had bugged their offices. Recording devices were allegedly planted in the office of the campaign’s general coordinator Abdul Rahman Yusuf to spy on him and the keep records of the his …

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Opposition leaders announce plans to combat fraud in parliamentary elections

By Heba Afify CAIRO: Opposition leaders said they expected foul play in the upcoming parliamentary elections and outlined their strategy to counter it during a conference held on Monday under the slogan “Elections in the Dark.” The conference was held by the National Association for Change at Al-Ghad Party’s headquarters. Wael Nawara, vice president of Al-Ghad …

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Political change will come in Egypt, says ElBaradei

VIENNA: Former UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei blasted Egypt’s "authoritarian" government and insisted political change was coming, in an interview Saturday with the Austrian daily Kurier. "The more unpopular this regime becomes, the more it realizes how much it is hated, the most authoritarian it becomes," ElBaradei told the newspaper, according to a German transcription …

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