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Nearly 40% of Egyptians undecided ahead of vote

Nearly 40 percent of Egyptian voters are undecided less than six weeks before the first presidential election since the ouster of veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak, a poll published on Saturday found. A full 38 percent of respondents said they had yet to make up their minds which of the 23…

Egypt’s former spy chief to run for president

Former spy chief Omar Suleiman, a pillar of the ousted regime, decided on Friday to run in next month’s presidential vote, in a surprise twist to a contest to elect Hosni Mubarak’s successor. His change of mind came after hundreds of demonstrators gathered in a Cairo district to urge Suleiman,…

Mubarak resigns Egypt’s presidency

Update: Egypt’s military has dissolved the cabinet and sacked both houses of parliament, and will institute an interim government along with the head of the supreme constitutional court Egypt’s 30 years under President Hosni Mubarak ended to thunderous cries of revolution on Friday, after millions of pro-democracy protesters who’d occupied…

ElBaradei proposes national unity government in Egypt

WASHINGTON — Leading Egyptian dissident Mohamed ElBaradei proposed Thursday that a three-person national unity government succeed President Hosni Mubarak and his deputy, and steer Egypt to democracy. In an interview with Foreign Policy Magazine, ElBaradei said the US-backed transition process led by Vice President Omar Suleiman will fail to take…

Egypt rejects ‘hasty’ reforms

CAIRO – The United States urged Egypt to immediately lift an emergency law and launch democratic reforms as protestors staged the biggest show of defiance against President Hosni Mubarak in a three-week-old revolt. But Mubarak’s newly appointed deputy, Vice President Omar Suleiman, warned that hasty reforms could spell “chaos” in…

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