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Youth complain their voice wasn’t heard in Egypt's National Dialogue

The second day of Egypt's meeting between political movements and the ruling military was calmer and more organised than the first, but not all voices were heard

Ahram Online, Monday 23 May 2011
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The second opening session of the National Dialogue, a series of invitation-only forum between political movements and the interim government, was calmer and more organised than the first, where disgruntled youth spoke out against the presence of ‎now-dismantled ‎National Democratic Party ‎and old regime figures.
Despite the calmness of the second session, titled the “Democracy and Human Rights” seminar, conducted by politician Amr Hamzawy, witnessed objections from the General Union of the Revolution members.

The youth complained that “all the speakers are in their 40s and try to force their opinion,” and didn’t give the younger attendees a chance to express theirs. 

The seminar was attended by a number of public figures, including Tahani El-Gebali, the first female judge, and political analyst Amr El-Shobaki.

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