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Prof. Mona El-Ghobashy comments on Egyptian election turmoil

In The New York Times, political science professor Mona El-Ghobashy is quoted in an article about Egypt’s election commission disqualifying three presidential candidates. An excerpt:

"Professor Ghobashy said it was possible that the panel was acting independently. After all, she said, even with strong limitations, occasionally “fake institutions take on a life of their own.” But what was more likely, she said, was that Egypt’s military rulers were playing a role in the commission’s decision-making."

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Prof. El-Ghobashy is an assistant professor of political science. Born and raised in Cairo, her work focuses on the politics of the Middle East and North Africa, with an emphasis on social movements and democratization.