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New Egypt uprising


Louis Delvoie, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, is available to talk about the new uprising in Egypt, and the military’s government’s announcement today to speed up the transfer of power.

“This new uprising doesn’t really come as a surprise. The government holding power in Egypt right now is the Mubarak regime without Mubarak. After these demonstrations, the government has decided to speed up the process to transfer power – now we just have to see if they do actually do it. You can have all sorts of elections yet the military still holds on to their power. So there is a long way to go before a true democratic revolution in Egypt has occurred,” says Mr. Delvoie.

Mr. Delvoie is a career diplomat who served as the Canadian ambassador in Algeria and High Commissioner in Pakistan. He also spent two years working at the Canadian embassy in Egypt.

Please note Louis Delvoie is only available for phone interviews.

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