Egypt: Is the Runoff Election On or Off?
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With a presidential runoff election scheduled for this weekend, Egypt's elected parliament was dissolved today. The remnants of Hosni Mubarak's military regime have also declared martial law. Will what's been hailed as a peaceful revolution be replaced by democracy—or a return to the past? Also, is Spain on the brink? On Reporter's Notebook, the President and Mitt Romney stage dueling events —simultaneously--in the swing state of Ohio.
Banner image: An Egyptian man passes by ripped posters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi (R) and his rival, former premier Ahmed Shafiq (L) in Cairo on June 13, 2012. Photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP/GettyImages
Spain on the Brink? ()
Over the weekend, Spain accepted €100 million in what was called "bailout light." Then, last night, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Spanish bonds to almost "junk" status. What's next? We ask Charles Forelle, who's based in London for the Wall Street Journal.
Is Egyptian Democracy Being Killed in Its Cradle? ()
On the eve of this weekend's presidential run-off election, Egyptian voters are facing what some call a "back-door coup." Today, a court packed with sympathizers of Hosni Mubarak dissolved the parliament elected after his overthrow and the military government has declared martial law. As the former President is rumored to be on his deathbed, is his former regime as alive as ever? We update today's developments and the possible consequences in Egypt and elsewhere in the Muslim world.
- David Kirkpatrick: New York Times, @kirkpatricknyt
- Omar Reda: Egyptian investment banker
- Mona Eltahawy: syndicated columnist, @monaeltahawy
- Thanassis Cambanis: Century Foundation, @tcambanis
Obama and Romney Square Off in the Swing State of Ohio ()
President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney are staging dueling events — simultaneously -- in the swing state of Ohio. In the past hour, the and Romney were in Cleveland and Cincinnati respectively in appearances scheduled to happen just five minutes apart. We hear about what was shaping up as a big moment in the presidential campaign from Jim Tankersley, economic correspondent for the National Journal.
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