Al-Ahram Weekly Online   9 - 15 December 2010
Issue No. 1026
Egypt
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Landslide
The NDP was always going to emerge as the largest party in the People's Assembly. What no one predicted was how large, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Could it be unconstitutional?
The judiciary has doubts about the legitimacy of the new People's Assembly, reports Mona El-Nahhas
A toothless watchdog?
What possible role for a parliament without an opposition, wonders Gamal Essam El-Din
Wafd at the crossroads
Following its withdrawal from the parliamentary elections the Wafd Party's dilemma is to remain credible, writes Shaden Shehab
In upheaval
Events in the leftist Tagammu Party are heating up, reports Mona El-Nahhas
The Brotherhood's next move
What will be the Brotherhood's tactics now it is no longer represented in parliament, asks Dina Ezzat
Gender conflicts
Supporters of the quota system that sets aside parliamentary seats for female candidates believe it will change public perceptions of women's role in society, reports Reem Leila
Subject to question
Local monitors argue that the run-off elections, like the first round, failed to meet basic standards of transparency and fairness, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Close to being ignored
Egyptian authorities are all but shrugging off European criticism of the parliamentary elections, Dina Ezzat reports
New state, more worries<
Cairo is continuing with its scheme of engaging Nile Basin countries which could soon increase in number. Dina Ezzat reports
Modern form of slavery
An international conference in Luxor is to discuss means to combat human trafficking, Reem Leila reports
Sharm beaches close
Reem Leila asks whether last week's spate of shark attacks in Sharm El-Sheikh will affect tourism
In celebration of Coptic art
An exhibition showing the splendour of Coptic art and the Copts' contribution to Egypt's heritage is the highlight of the Coptic Museum centenary exhibition, says Nevine El-Aref
Danger still out there
Two women died -- one from swine flu and the other from bird flu, Reem Leila reports

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