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When Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was elected in late June, he promised to represent all Egyptians by forming a government inclusive of women, Christians, youth and even artists and intellectuals. Although the president said he heard the voices of all Egyptians, the much-anticipated government announced last week has proven to be a disappointment for many as a setback to the ideals that propelled the revolution that last year toppled Hosni Mubarak.
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Egypt’s presidential finalist Mohamed Morsi’s campaign announced a new initiative targeting Egyptian women titled “Dr. Morsi, I am Egyptian and I have a question,” aiming to lessen women’s fear of Islamist rule of the country if Morsi wins the second round of elections scheduled for June 16 and 17.
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Nazra for Feminist Studies (Nazra) released a report about mentoring* women candidates in the 2011-12 People’s Assembly Elections based on its observations of the electoral process and the experience of several women candidates. In connection with the report is also launced a video documentary which presents the women candidates’ experiences of the elections.
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