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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Egyptian government cracksdown on opposition

A recent bloody confrontation between members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition group, and pro-government students is the latest indication that the Egyptian government may not be serious about its alleged reform program, according to Turkish Daily News. Plainclothes security personnel assisted government sympathizers in suppressing the anti-government protest. Despite expectations of more political freedom, subsequent to Egypt’s first multi-candidate presidential elections in 2005, government crackdowns on all forms of opposition are rampant.

According to some analysts, Egypt’s reluctance to instigate democratic reform is partly founded on its position as an uncommon US ally in the Middle East. Others contend that the opposition lacks sufficient public support for its democratic movement.

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