On Wednesday 23 May, Egypt will hold the first round of its first post-Mubarak presidential election. So far, the results are far from certain with up to 33% of the electorate undecided on which candidate to support.
The disqualification of 10 candidates including three leading non-centrist politicians has narrowed the field to 13. This may have in the medium and long term reduced a potential source of serious national polarisation – however, this is not to deny that political polarization persists. (more…)