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An Egyptian man, living in UAE, casts his vote during the referendum for the Egyptian new constitution, at the Egyptian consulate in Dubai, UAE on Wednesday. Photo: EPA


Democracy and the Caliphate

Democracy and the Caliphate

An article entitled “Doctrines of People in Elections,” published on March 20, 2005, on the website Islam Today , described elections as a “mishap” and presented the “correct” legal and political stance towards them. The article was written as a response to the first...
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Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali meets with members of his cabinet on February 19, 2013, in the la Kasbah area of Tunis. Jebali is pursuing “another solution” to Tunisia’s biggest political crisis since the uprising two years ago after his plan to form a cabinet of technocrats failed. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID


Jebali the Dictocrat?

Jebali the Dictocrat?

When the then Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali ousted Bourguiba in a bloodless coup, in what was known as the 7 November Movement in Tunisia, it was natural that the transfer of presidential powers to the new president (Ben Ali) would pose a challenge to article...