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Ashraf Khalil


On the Fast-Track to An Electoral Train Wreck

[Tahrir Square on 20 November 2011. Image from EPA]

Since the very start of the current wave of renewed unrest in Egypt, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has repeatedly insisted that the country’s parliamentary elections—scheduled to start on Monday 28 November and run through January 2012 in three regional rounds—would continue as planned, irrespective of the circumstances. Egypt’s generals seem serenely confident that a silent majority of citizens is with them and that any delay in the electoral ...

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Ashraf Khalil


Ashraf Khalil is a Cairo-based correspondent whose work appears in Foreign Policy and the Times of London. He is a former Los Angeles Times correspondent in Baghdad and Jerusalem. His new book, "Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation" will be published in January.