As Egypt launches their parliamentary elections, Dalia Dassa Kaye comments on the uncertainty over the Egyptian parliament's authority in the post-Mubarak era.
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Excerpt from The Pasadena Star-News article by Brenda Gazzar:
" 'The most immediate concern is whether the military will really transfer control to civilian leadership, which is supposed to happen by June 2012,' said Dalia Dassa Kaye, a visiting fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations and a senior political scientist with the RAND Corp.
'This will be the real test, not the first parliamentary elections from the U.S. perspective.'
'It's not yet clear what authority the Egyptian parliament in the post-Mubarak era will even have,' she said."
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