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Amr Abdulrahman

A Third Bloc?

[Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square speaking against Mubarak-verdicts and military rule. Image originally posted to Flickr by Lorenz Khazaleh.]

Since the first round of the presidential election ended, there has been much talk about the emergence of a third bloc of voters, distinct from the bloc of supporters of the ailing regime on the one hand and from that of the Muslim Brotherhood on the other. Discussions about the third bloc have been characterized by a high level of optimism after around forty percent of Egypt’s eligible voters opted for revolutionary candidates in the first round of the vote. But ...

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