Monthly Archives: July 2012

A First Look at First Round Egypt Presidential Election District Results

I’m excited to report that I’m now working with a full set of data from the first round of the Egyptian presidential election at the district (qism and markaz) level, thanks to assistance from Hamdy Khalil, CTO of eSpace, the … Continue reading

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Ramadan Karim! The Military has your Beef.

This is the first in an occasional series about the state of the security state in Egypt, denoted by the kicker at right. How safe is your meat? I bet it is not as safe as the meat for sale … Continue reading

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Upper Egypt Presidential Election Maps Part I: Al-Fayoum, Bani Suef, Al-Minya

Here’s the first of three installments of my markaz-and-qism presidential elections result map for Upper Egypt. It will be easier to serve the map up in pieces because the Nile Valley south of Cairo is elongated and an awkward shape, … Continue reading

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The “Genuine History” of Egypt in the Second World War (Part III)

The Egyptian Military Museum in the Citadel (covered in part II) presents a spacial metaphor for the status of various episodes in the Mubarak regime’s official historical narrative. It was designed, in Muhammad ĘżAli’s palace, to rehabilitate the history of … Continue reading

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Dear Leader, Could We Have A New Military Museum? (Part II)

The El-Alamein Military Museum was built in 1965 to cater to visiting veterans and their families. Both the winners (British) and losers (Italian and German) received equal exhibit space, and as a neutral caretakers of the battleground, the Egyptian authorities … Continue reading

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El-Alamein: A No-Man’s-Land of Egyptian Historical Memory (Part I)

I took a trip yesterday with @Valentine Edgar up the Cairo-Alexandria desert road to El-Alamein to see the German, Italian and British Commonwealth war cemeteries and the El-Alamein Military Museum before the end of my stay in Cairo. El-Alamein, better … Continue reading

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Egypt in the World: The Expat Presidential Electoral Map

Here’s a map probably nobody else is going to bother making: the final presidential vote counts from the 140 Egyptian consulates and embassies abroad (available at the official site here). But I had the data and blank world maps are … Continue reading

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