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Mohamed Elhamy quotes
The one demand in Tahrir (Liberty) Square is for this regime to fall. That seemed impossible only days ago, but today it seems within reach.
Today's protest is a big test for the leadership. If the demonstration is successful it will be considered a total failure for Mubarak's regime.
There is no alternative to the fall of the regime.' This is how Egyptians have responded to the announcement of the new government which they consider to be the same as the old one.
Even though there are more police on the streets, People's Committees are seen as the only way to ensure safety particularly with the lack of trust shown towards the police force.
So this is the situation in Cairo a couple of hours after the end of the curfew, destruction and looting which have gone on all night. The fear now is that it will continue today and in the nights to come.
Is it the beginning of a revolution or just a simple protest? No one knows but what is certain is that yesterday's demonstration showed that there is a new kind of opposition on the streets of Egypt that is seeking change, but does not belong to mainstream politics.
The protests are shedding light on issues such as corruption, poverty, high unemployment and rising prices.
With the announcement of the preliminary results, we now have a clearer picture of the next parliament, in which the opposition will have few seats. These results will pave the way for a limited presidential ballot, between marginal opposition parties and a party that controls all aspects of Egyptian political life.
Here in this constituency two candidates from the ruling NDP party were competing, and this was repeated in many constituencies in the run-off vote. This after the withdrawal of the main opposition forces, which means the next parliament will have almost no opposition.
Although the institutions and positions developed by the EU are supposed to help it extend its political role in the Middle East, one year after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty it still is not happening.
While the Muslim Brotherhood claims the election is rigged the ruling party says the vote is free and fair. What is clear is that this election is a warm up for the presidential one to come.Now that will decide the political landscape of Egypt for many years to come.
Apart from one female candidate, who won a seat outside the quota system, there's been no real surprises in the outcome of Jordan's parliamentary results, which has been dominated by independent and tribal parties in the absence of the main opposition.
Freedom of expression and information is the latest conflict between opposition and human rights groups on the one hand and the government on the other. The battle grows as legislative elections approach. It also raises questions about the scale of democracy present in Egypt.
The Eid festival is not just about prayers and coming together it's also about food. Egyptians share a special sweet kA'AEK with friends and relatives.