Thursday, August 04, 2005

Wafd in the Ring

Munir Fakir Abd al-Nur of the New Wafd party will run for President of Egypt. Since the Wafd is not really about pushing boundaries and trying to reform the system no matter what it takes, I can only conclude that Abd al-Nur is content being co-opted, and doing this to help preserve the system by allowing Mubarak to claim he had opposition. After all, it's better to rule the Wafd party and its patronage network than not to rule anything at all.


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