Egypt: Constitutional Amendments

In five days Egypt is scheduled to hold a national referendum on changes to its Constitution. Even veteran Egyptian opposition figures, well versed in the regime's authoritarian ways, have expressed shock at the choice of March 26 for the referendum, writes blogger Abu Aardvark (Marc Lynch). This is a travesty, a crude mockery of promises of political reform, and something which deserves widespread international mockery and condemnation, he adds.

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