Egypt News July 13, 2011…أخبار مصر ١٣ يوليو ٢٠١١

1. Protestors discuss why they have returned to Tahrir Square. However after occupying the square for nearly two weeks and rejecting SCAF’s increasing concessions, the collection of popular committees, political parties and youth coalitions cannot agree on the end game.
2. Despite the pleas of many officers, the Minister of the Interior has announced the largest ever internal reform for his ministry.
3. Due to yesterday morning’s attack in which six were wounded and one attacker incarcerated via a citizen’s arrest and a second altercation this morning, protests have kicked street vendors out of Tahrir. Is this really the people’s revolution? These images are disturbing.
4. After announcing the imminent formation of a committee to draft constitutional principles on Tuesday, the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) announces that parliamentary elections will likely be delayed until November. While the first is central another concession aimed at appeasing those liberal groups in Tahrir (at the expense of the wishes of the Muslim Brotherhood), the second is likely more of a logistic decision. At the moment SCAF lacks the control over the streets, number judges to act as electoral observers and planning to pull off elections in September.
5. Useful background reading on the situation in Suez as protestors there now threaten to block the tunnel to the Sinai

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