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9 -15 November 2000
Issue No.507
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Year 2000 Parliamentary Elections in Egypt Parliamentary Elections
enter final stage:

ElectionsA farewell to apathy
Ballot fever was high as parliamentary elections entered their third and final stage. Largely smooth, the ballot witnessed scattered incidents of violence

A new page for the Brotherhood?
The Muslim Brotherhood has significantly improved its parliamentary representation during the latest elections. Omayma Abdel-Latif wonders if the outlawed group's support at the ballot box will lead to a less hostile relationship with the government

Urgent matters
Judges did more this election than supervise the polling. Khaled Dawoud surveys the campaign battles fought before the courts

The silent 50%

Pre-polling mood:
Carrots and sticks

The politician versus the businessman
Tribal labour
The silent 50 per cent
Turning the tables

Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
Democratic milestones

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
An electoral season

Mohamed El-Sayed Said
Mohamed El-Sayed Said:
But where is politics?

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
Tribes on the move

Hussein Fahmi
Hussein Fahmi:
Blue-eyed boy
Profile by
Khaireya Khairy
Exhibitions | Films | Lectures | Music&Dance | Theatre | Television

Clinton's unlikely bid

Yasser Arafat goes to Washington aware that one page is closed, another about to open. Graham Usher reports from Jerusalem

Whither Yasser Arafat?
IntifadaYasser Arafat neither started the uprising nor has he tried to stop it. But what does he want from it? Graham Usher reports from Ramallah

Hebron under siege
For the fifth consecutive week, a hermetic curfew is being imposed on more than 35,000 Palestinian civilians living in Hebron's old town

Bad timing for taboo battering?
The taboo on discussion of the Syrian military presence in Lebanon was broken with the opening of the new Lebanese parliament. From Beirut Dalal Saoud reports on the debate

US Election 2000:
A voice, at last
This presidential race will go down in history as the turning point for Arab and Muslim communities in American politics, writes Mohamed Hakki from Washington

Who is the most Zionist of all?
The religiously-charged New York Senate race has proved a microcosm of a larger political trend, writes Hoda Tawfiq from New York

Big money, big votes
After the most expensive elections in US history, Americans were left with little more imperviousness to relentless propaganda, reports Thomas Gorguissian from Washington

Blackening America's image
African Americans still yearn for a say in their country's political future, even though no presidential hopeful will season his ticket with a black running mate, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Crucial days
Too close

One step forward, one back?
Are the goals of curbing the declining value of the pound and making foreign currency available compatible? Niveen Wahish looks at the Central Bank of Egypt's recent measures

Contradictions of COMESA
The creation of a COMESA free trade area might not be the panacea for Africa's economic ills, writes Gamal Nkrumah

Front Page
  US Mirror Site (updated on Sunday)
From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections

Books Supplement

A.Balfour's signature
A special issue commemorating the anniversary of the Balfour declaration

50 Years of Dispossession The complete archive of the
Special pages commemorating
50 years of Arab dispossession
since the creation of the State of Israel

Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Photo Gallery

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
The worst of two evils
By Fayza Hassan
Restaurant review
End of story
Injy El-Kashef turns the page

Paralympics heroes
Eat your hearts out

With roses and drums Egyptians welcomed their athletes from the Paralympics who redeemed a nation. Abeer Anwar reports on an emotional homecoming

Sophia Loren and Farouk HosniPrinces and knights
Tarek Atia attends the Cairo International Film Festival's opening night

Pick of the week

A different dynamic

Cairo Film Festival Programme

Magda El-RumiPalace and penthouse
David Blake moves in to high places as the Arabic Music Festival kicks off
What lies beneath
Uncovering the lost cities of Canopus, Herakleon and Menouthis has been hailed by archaeologists as one the most important finds in the past two decades. Jill Kamil reconstructs what is known of these former playgrounds for the rich

Faces in the city
Artist Ahmed Seif El-Nasr used to know everyone in Cairo, he tells Fayza Hassan
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