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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Egyptian Presidential Results

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, explains the significance of the Egyptian presidential election results and what they mean for the U.S. relationship with Egypt. Plus: the latest on Syria.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Egypt Update

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wall Street Journal Middle East correspondent, Charles Levinson, weighs in on the latest out of Egypt, where it looks like the power struggle will continue for many more months.

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The Takeaway

Islamist Group Emerges as Victor in Egypt Elections

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party is expected to win a decisive majority of seats in Parliament in Egypt's first democratic elections since Hosni Mubarak was forced out of power. The mainstream Islamist group claimed about 40 percent of the vote. But the ultraconservative Salafi party is expected to win around 25 percent, giving Islamist groups control of roughly 65 percent of Parliament. Liberal parties, which touched off the revolution, were too disorganized and divided to make a strong showing at the polls. 

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Deadline for Occupy LA Protestors, Morning Headlines

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave Occupy protesters a deadline of midnight Monday morning to vacate City Hall park, but the 2,000-strong group have yet to leave. Police in riot gear and shields have blocked a major intersection in downtown Los Angeles, but have made no arrests at this time.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Egyptian Elections, Morning Headlines

Monday, November 28, 2011

Egyptians are going to the polls for the first time since an uprising led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak. With 50 registered political parties to choose from and in the wake of ongoing demonstrations against military rule, many are cautiously optimistic about the outcome.

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