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Some Arab Spring Countries Transistion with New Governments

November 29, 2011

By Jarondakie Patrick

Arab Spring: Egypt’s Elections

Egyptians formed lines as early as 9 a.m. on Monday to participate in its first parliamentary elections. It had been over 10 months since riots broke out and former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

November 23 thru 27, embassies reported about 70% of Egyptians abroad voted. In the meantime, Cairo’s Tahrir Square remained occupied by protesters who believed the polls should have been postponed.

The military says Egypt’s economy is at stake and holding elections will help the populous country – in Africa and the Middle East with over 81 million citizens – rise.

Egypt joins Libya, which worn in a new government on November 24, 2011.

Libya’s Government Recovery

Just weeks after the death of Muammar Qaddafi, Libya put into place a new government last week. Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abedel Rahim al-Kib and National Transitional Council chairman, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, were joined with a new cabinet in Tripoli last week.

Abdel Hakim Belhadj, commander of Libya’s most powerful militias, said on Monday he will back the interim national government. Hundreds of Berbers have warned against the new government saying their community was excluded from the cabinet.

The ministers have vowed to remain faithful to the objectives of the Feb. 17, 2011 revolution, preserve independence along with the country’s security and unity.

The interim government will meet the challenge of establishing elections for June 2012. Voters will than select a legislation to write the new constitution.

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