Egypt's Elected Parliament Holds First Session

Monday, January 23, 2012

A woman makes a victory sign as her fingers are painted with the colours of the Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

Egypt's first freely elected Parliament in more than 60 years held its first session this morning. The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party which took more than 40 percent of the seats has vowed to guide Egypt through the transition from military to civilian rule. Joining The Takeaway is David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for our partner The New York Times. Also on the program is Michael Wahid Hanna, a fellow at The Century Foundation.

Guests:

Michael Wahid Hanna and David D. Kirkpatrick

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It is fascinating to witness the suspicion and contempt the media displays for Republican primary candidates compared to the sanguine and hopeful attitude they have for Islamic parties and figures in Egypt who are to be afforded every benefit of the doubt at this "auspicious" moment of their takeover of that important nation.

Jan. 23 2012 09:33 AM

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