26 mars 2012

The Egyptian cultural society refuses the "absurd" way used to form the committee responsible of drafting the constitution

    The vice-President of the Egyptian Writers Union, Gamal el-Tellawi, stated that the Union refuses the way followed by the Islamist majority in the Parliament to form the committee responsible of drafting the Egyptian constitution. "Why do they insist that 50% of the members of this committee are members of parliament?" he asked. "They have even taken over the choice of individuals who adhere to this committee". According to el-Tellawi, what is happening now proves that there has been no real change in politics in... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2012

A Salafist MP: We will not introduce drastic changes in Egyptian society

 With 24% of seats in Parliament, the Salafis have become the second political force in Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood. They counted, most of the time, on young candidates to persuade voters. Ahmed Khalil, 33 years old, doctor of strategic planning, is one of their deputies. We meet at a hotel that the salafist party "al-Nour" has fully reserved for its members who live outside Cairo so they are not absent from sittings of Parliament. An interview to try to understand those Salafists who remained in the shade, away from... [Lire la suite]
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