Sunday, February 06, 2011

SuperBowl Sunday: Egypt

CAIRO — Sunday's meeting was the broadest representation of Egypt's fragmented opposition to meet with the new vice president since the protests demanding the immediate ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak began on Jan. 25. The regime  agreed not to hamper freedom of press and not to interfere with text messaging and Internet. The opposition groups represented included the youthful supporters of leading democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei, who are one of the main forces behind the protests.
The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group, and a number of smaller leftist, liberal groups also attended the meeting, according to footage shown on state television.
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1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

The current plan is for new elections without actually inviting opposition figures to join the existing government; they would be part of a committee preparing for the election and you might get the MB as part of that. But the committee is not assuming governing powers.