In the first half of 2011 New Matilda spoke with a former member of the Obama Campaign team living in Egypt about his predictions for the parliamentary elections. Even early on he knew the Islamists would dominate. He had worked in formal, elite politics. There is something resembling a science to it.
Now Egypt seems on track to elect a new president and his predictions may still be relevant.
Barack Obama pushed for early elections in Egypt knowing that it could lead to an Islamist victory. Sure enought, last week the Islamist parties won 60% of the seats in parliament. The reformist youth movement was decimated in the e...
HOW’S THAT ARAB SPRING WORKING OUT? Disaster: Early returns show Islamists on track to win “dominant majority” in Egypt elections.
What was meant to be a day of unified protest in Tahrir Square ended up in a lopsided turnout dominated by members of religious movements.
Mohammed Morsi—the Muslim Brotherhood figure elected president of Egypt in 2012 after the Tahrir Square demonstrations helped depose Hosni Mubarak in 2011—has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges related to the deaths of ...