Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Egypt vote sets path for change

BBC News - The Muslim Brotherhood has done better than anyone expected in the Egyptian elections. It has around six times as many seats as it did in the last parliament.

It is all bad news for the secular opposition parties. They managed to win only a handful of seats. Their failure demonstrates once again how hard it is for small groups of educated, middle-class activists to connect with the great mass of Egyptian voters...



Jim Hoagland, Washington Post- Arabs' Two Fears: The U.S. and Radical Islam