Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 May 2012
Issue No. 1096
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

'A potential winner'
Dina Ezzat reviews the programmes of presidential candidates Amr Moussa and Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and their place in public opinion
In the footsteps of Nasser
Mohamed Abdel-Baky interviews presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi and gauges views for and against him
Long odds
Mona El-Nahhas assesses the chances of presidential contender Hisham El-Bastawisi
A life in government service
Ahmed Eliba interviews and profiles former Intelligence General Ahmed Hossam Khairallah, who is running for the presidency
The final word
Mona El-Nahhas provides a résumé of the members of the Presidential Elections Commission, a body whose decisions cannot be appealed
Salafis choose Abul-Fotouh
That a large number of Salafis have come out in favour of expelled Muslim Brother Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh surprised many, reports Amani Maged
On trial
What has been the impact of the Ahmed El-Gizawi case on Egypt and its relations with Saudi Arabia, asks Doaa El-Bey
More rhetoric than substance
The Muslim Brotherhood has finally published its Renaissance plan. Amira Howeidy discovers it adds little flesh to the already well known skeleton
Brotherhood blocks deal
The latest attempt to reach an agreement that will allow a new constitution to be in place ahead of presidential elections ends in deadlock, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Permanently parked
Despite deadly attacks, demonstrators participating in the Ministry of Defence sit-in refuse to leave until their demands are met, Ahmed Morsy reports
Bedouin backing
Sinai tribes are standing shoulder to shoulder with the Egyptian military, Amirah Ibrahim reports
Back in the spotlight
Nobel peace prize winner Mohamed El-Baradei has launched a new party, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Battle of the ages
Parliament is currently reviewing the possibility of regulating custody and visitation rights, reports Reem Leila
Don't shoot the jester
In an unprecedented development, writes Youssef Rakha, comedy superstar Adel Imam is facing a possible three-month prison sentence for alleged "contempt of religion" in several of his films
Test of tests
The dreaded thanaweya amma school exam is being changed but whether the new system helps is debatable, reports Reem Leila

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