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A referendum caught between supporters and traitors

By Wael Eskandar A referendum is meant to be a vote by the public whereby they can freely express their position on a certain political matter, but what is the point of a referendum when you’re only allowed to “freely” express one position but not the other? Enough has been said about the referendum to …

Daily News Egypt

Random observations on Egypt’s referendum

On Wednesday, as the polls closed and results started pouring in, a big step in Egypt’s transitional roadmap was concluded. While it was a no brainer that the constitution was going to be overwhelmingly ratified by popular vote, the actual results of the referendum deserve to be analysed carefully, as they do paint a picture of …

Dr Mohamed Fouad

One Killed in Egypt as Police, Islamists Clash: security

AFP –  At least one person was killed in clashes in Egypt Friday as police dispersed protesters loyal to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, security officials said. Police clamped down on protests in several cities, firing tear gas at the Islamists who aimed fire works at the riot police in one incident, police officials said. …

Daily News Egypt

On Egypt’s General Sisi

As the news has come in of Egypt’s military chief, General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, looking for a strong turnout in next week’s constitutional referendum as a mandate to run for president, a mixture of near hysterical praise and hostile cursing of him has intensified on social media.  Al-Sisi’s supporters are jubilant that he is still alive and that …

Nervana Mahmoud