07 Feb '11, 10pm

Egyptian govt makes new promises of reform but protesters not satisfied - TODAYonline

CAIRO - The Egyptian government pledged yesterday to investigate official corruption and election fraud but thousands of protesters swore not to move from the heart of downtown Cairo until President Hosni Mubarak steps down. Egypt's state-run news agency reported that Mr Mubarak ordered the country's Parliament and its highest appellate court to re-examine lower-court rulings disqualifying hundreds of ruling party lawmakers for campaign and ballot irregularities, that had been ignored by electoral officials. Implementing the rulings against the lawmakers from the National Democratic Party (NDP) could cause many to lose their seats and force the dissolution of Parliament. In last year's elections, the NDP won more than 83 per cent of the 518 Parliament seats. In another attempt to bolster public support, the government said it is increasing the salaries of government employ...

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