Egypt 2007

Egypt 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Egypt. The contradictions between the government and various opposition forces intensified during the year. On March 19, Parliament voted in favor of 34 constitutional increments which the opposition believed were anti-democratic. a ban on the formation of religiously based parties and a restriction on the judiciary's control of elections and referendums. In a referendum on constitutional supplements on March 26, according to the Minister of Justice, 76 percent of voters voted yes. Voting was reported to be 27 percent, but several human rights organizations claimed that only 5 percent of voters had voted and that several other inaccuracies were committed in connection with the vote. In the election to the advisory assembly Majlis Ash-Shura in June, the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) took home 84 of the 88…
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