Sunday, January 15, 2012

ElBaradei quits race, says no real democracy in Egypt

Not good news. There is a danger the military might steal the revolution:

Egyptian Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei announced Saturday he would not run in Egypt’s presidential elections because the military’s control of the country made fair elections impossible.

Though he was not considered a likely winner of presidential elections to be held this year, the announcement by the former head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog brings attention to the state of Egypt’s transition: Nearly a year after a mass uprising toppled former President Hosni Mubarak, the military rulers who replaced him have not overseen a quick transition to democracy as they promised.
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