Historic Elections in Egypt, the First since the Arab Spring

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Fourteen months ago, a revolution led by Egyptian youth forced Hosni Mubarak out of office, in one of the most decisive moments of last year's uprising in the Arab world. Now, Egyptians are getting ready to head to the polls to elect a new president. But controversy surrounds the process. Yesterday, Egypt's election commission released the list of 13 candidates approved for the ballot, disqualifying 10 candidates who had registered and casting doubt on the credibility of the election. How far has Egypt come on the road to democracy since last year's Arab Spring? Will last year's revolutionaries go to the polls or sit it out? What role are women playing in trying to reform the country?

Credits

Guests:
David D. Kirkpatrick - New York Times - @ddknyt, Laura El-Tantawy - documentary photographer - @lauraeltantawy, Mona Eltahawy - syndicated columnist - @monaeltahawy , Nathan Brown - George Washington University

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal