Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a Democracy Now! correspondent and a Puffin Fellow at The Nation Institute.
Egyptians go to the polls on May 23 and 24. But heightened tension and deepening unease over every aspect of the political process make it hard to predict what will happen next.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has replaced Hosni Mubarak as the force that rules Egypt with an iron fist. As January 25 approaches, the revolution is not over.
In the midst of a complicated election, Egyptians are once again in the streets, protesting military rule and debating what democracy means.
Asmaa Mahfouz is facing prosecution in a military court for speaking out again. presidential candidates, NGOs and ordinary Egyptians are rallying to her defense—and decrying the use of military trials for civilians.