Ballot Initiative

Hammer, Joshua; Spolar, Christine
September 2005
New Republic;9/26/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 13, p14
Focuses on elections in Egypt and the potential for reform. Campaigning of Gamal Mubarak, the son of the incumbent candidate, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; Details of Mubarak's reform platform, including creating more jobs, opening more schools and jump-starting the stagnant economy; View of Gamal Mubarak that Western-influenced reform is the best way to lure foreign investments to Egypt; View of critics that the elections were a rigged charade, but the democratic door cannot be closed.


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