Al-Ahram Weekly Online   15 - 21 December 2011
Issue No. 1076
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Advice for whom?
Islamist forces will not countenance any sharing of parliamentary power with the newly formed advisory council, reports Amani Maged
The pursuit of independence
During the rule of Hosni Mubarak, Mahmoud El-Khodeiri was one of the most vociferous advocates of an independent judiciary and a staunch advocate of social and political reform. In 2009 he resigned as deputy chief justice of the Court of Cassation to protest against executive interference...
Facing facts
After weeks of speculation the US administration has embraced greater engagement with Egypt's Islamists, writes Ezzat Ibrahim
The Chronicler
By Samir Sobhi
Help for the expats
Opening more polling stations which will work overtime and lengthening voting periods were some of the steps taken to make parliamentary elections easier for expatriates the second time around, Doaa El-Bey reports
Do it right
Official and voluntarily bodies joined to educate voters for the second round of parliamentary elections, Amirah Ibrahim reports
Enforcing the law
What chance does the new minister of interior have in building public confidence in the way Egypt is policed? Reem Leila examines the possibilities
Working from home
The prime minister's office -- for now at least -- remains off limit for its newly appointed occupant, Mohamed Abdel-Baky reports
From academe to politics
Shaker Abdel-Hamid, the fourth minister of culture in less than a year, speaks to Nevine El-Aref
Reassuring noises
Islamist forces say there is no need to fear their ascendancy, writes Amani Maged

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