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A Regime in Transition: Mubarak’s Dilemma

The political landscape in Egypt is shifting. However, democratic reforms are required if its coming election is to match expectations at home and abroad

The political practice in Egypt is a curious one. Nearly sixty years have passed since the Egyptian revolution took place, which resulted in the abolition of the constitutional monarchy and the establishment of the republic. Since then the country has been ruled by only three men. Though both Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar El Sadat died suddenly, necessitating a fast and uncomplicated transition of power, presidential succession has to date been relatively smooth. Now, for the

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