June 12, 2012
Egypt Better After Mubarak? Not for Women
Ali Khaled, The National
It is a paradox of the Egyptian revolution, which promised a new era of liberty - and above all change - that 17 months after Hosni Mubarak's regime fell, people are still in Tahrir demanding the same rights day after day. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
With the former president's health reportedly deteriorating by the hour, and Egypt about to vote for a new president starting on Saturday, the messages coming from TV news, newspapers and social media are remarkably similar to those from the early days of the Tahrir revolution. Egypt's leaders seem to embody the same faults as the old regime.
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