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Throughout the Egyptian revolution, Dalia Zaida was out in the streets, calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Once that change came to Egypt, she and other young revolutionaries founded a new moderate, secular political party. Now it seems that the revolution cleared the way not for secular parties like hers, but for Islamist ones. Melissa Block speaks with Zaida for her reaction to the electoral victories expected for the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist parties.
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