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Egypt’s Press Syndicate Elections: Significance, Limitations, and Prospects

“The first political defeat suffered by the regime in 10 years,” declared Fathy Abou Hatab, the former general manager of Egypt’s flagship daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, as Khaled El-Balshy won the elections to lead the Press Syndicate after a cutthroat competition with pro-regime forces.1 Such euphoria was not felt by Abou …