Nicholas Kristof on Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Egyptians walk past revolutionary graffiti on February 13, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Two days after the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak (John Moore/Getty)

The Egyptian military high council has announced that parliamentary elections are being put off until September. Opposition leaders are asking for more time to organize themselves into political parties. Presidential elections, originally scheduled for August, will also be held then. While younger Egyptians are hopeful about elections, they have grown wary of the military high council, which has ceased to be the force for change that they had hoped for.

With an overview of the current political situation in the country is Dalia Ziada, Egyptian blogger and Regional Director of the American Islamic Congress. Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times covered the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East and he explains what he's seen in the country.

Guests:

Nicholas Kristof and Dalia Ziada

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

Comments [1]

Thomas Lancaster from USA

What is going on over there right now? It's hard to find information on world news because US news channels are so retarded.
It quoted the head of the election commission as saying voting for the upper house will take place two months later on January 22.

Election commission officials were not immediately available to comment on the report, and an army source said the date will be announced in the coming days.

The election will be the first free vote in decades for Egyptians after 30 years of autocratic rule by Mubarak.<a href="http://www.bottled-hcg-diet.com/">HCG diet</a>

The country's ruling military council has been under pressure to fix a precise date for the election it had promised to hold when it took over after Mubarak was forced to step down in February.

Sep. 17 2011 03:36 PM

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