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    Turbulence, violence in the Middle East

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    Thousands march through the streets of Egypt as ex-regime fights for a come back

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     arasquare says the majority of Egyptians who supported the revolution are unhappy with the current election candidates. 'They're forced to choose between an ex-regime candidate and a Muslim Brotherhood candidate, both don't represent the people's demands and dreams,' he says. He says the people fear the return of Mubarak's regime. 'People have paid a big price to topple it, and they suffered for years from inequality, injustice, poverty, corruption... People don't want to go through all this again,' he says. Demonstrations formed in the streets of Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, June 1, as people protested over the current regime, hours before an Egyptian judge spared the life of former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak. Arasquare says he fears Mubarak's regime will make a come back. 'Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister appointed by Mubarak, should have been banned from taking part in the elections because of the political disenfranchisement law that bans all members of the old regime who had effective positions in Mubarak's regime,' he says. 'There's no new regime, it's the same.'
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Thousands marched through the streets of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said and Tanta demanding the implementation of political disenfranchisement law that will prevent Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister appointed by Mubarak, from running for presidency. Although there's a court verdict that orders the implementation of disenfranchisement law on Shafik, the presidential elections commission ignored it. Egypt's youth and revolutionaries are so desperate as they are forced to choose between an ex-regime candidate and a Muslim brotherhood candidate. Young revolutionaries see Shafik's win as an end to the revolution.

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