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Egypt's road to democracy: Uncertainty after ban on presidential candidates (part 2)

The ban on 10 out of 23 candidates for next month’s Egyptian presidential election makes François Picard’s panel wonder whether the military will go quietly after the election, and - with the new constitution still up in the air – how much power the new head of state will actually wield.

  • Ahmed NAGUIB, Spokesperson for the Trustees Council of the Revolution and member of the Egyptian Tayyar party;
  • Myra DARIDAN, Egyptian author and researcher;
  • Alain GRESH, Deputy Director, Le Monde Diplomatique.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Christopher Davies, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel

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2017-12-11 Israel

Game Changer? Middle East Diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem Move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, amid the backdrop...

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peacemaker? Erdogan's historic visit to Greece

Even when Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supposed to be burying the hatchet, the Turkish president still somehow manages to take on all comers. He kicked off an historic two-day visit...

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2017-12-06 Israel

US President Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Donald Trump has announced that his country is recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and is moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city. What is the...

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2017-12-05 Brexit

Border bother: Theresa May scrambles to salvage Brexit breakthrough

On deadline day in Brussels, Theresa May was hoping for a breakthrough to finally take Brexit negotiations to the next level. But suddenly, the Northern Ireland’s first minister...

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2017-12-04 Yemen

Turning point for Yemen? Ex-president Saleh killed as alliance with Houthis crumbles

There seems to have been a turning point in the war in Yemen after Houthi rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as he fled the city following a breakdown of their...

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