Monday, November 05, 2007

The Rising of the Son

In Egypt, Gamal Mubarak continues to be groomed for the presidency:
"Traditionally, the presidential candidate had to be head of the party's political bureau.

"But in the spring, the constitution was changed to require only that the candidate be chosen from the members of a new structure called the Supreme Committee.

"Saturday's measure, passed during the opening day of the party's general convention, elected Jamal to that committee, which has 50 members. The move is seen as a more discreet way of setting him up as a presidential candidate than appointing him to the party's political bureau."



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