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Human Rights and Democracy in EU Foreign Policy by Rosa Balfour

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9 Implementing human rights and democracy: elections in Egypt

9.1 Introduction

In February 2005, Mubarak unexpectedly announced the first multi-candidate presidential elections in Egypt's history, to be held a month before the parliamentary elections of October–December. This marked an important departure from previous practices, and was interpreted by some as the start of a process of reform within Egypt (Korany 2006).

The EU's position on elections in Egypt needs to be understood in relation to the role that the US played in stimulating such changes, and in the context of the international debate triggered by Washington's ‘regime change’ rhetoric. According to external observers, ‘any elections that have been held in the region seem to ...

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