During the first half of the show, Norm Stockwell interviewed Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Democracy Now!’s Senior News Producer, on the elections in Egypt. In the next segment David Alvarado discussed Mexican media, upcoming elections and G20 protests in Los Cabos.
On Sunday Egyptians participated in a presidential election that many had hoped would mark a transition to legitimate democracy. The military junta, however, has squashed this dream in their reluctance to let go of power. Kouddous told Dempcracy Now!, “Right now Egypt is in a state where there’s no parliament, no constitution or even a clear process for drafting one, and a presidential runoff that will leave Egypt with a ruler who will be a very divisive president.” He discussed these issues with Norm.
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