Nov. 27 - Demonstrators in Egypt's Tahrir Square remain steadfast ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled to begin Monday. Andrew Raven reports.
This is Mohammed Tamam. A well known Egyptian artist, he's putting his brushes aside and running in parliamentary elections, set to begin Monday. Tamam has little political experience, but feels he must support what's been a rocky transition to democracy for his country. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE, MOHAMED TAMAN, SAYING: "We are all of us a part of the revolution. We will not calm down until we are sure that the country has reached safe waters and become a true democracy which is what we hope for Egypt, God willing."' The elections are Egypt's first since a democratic uprising earlier this year forced long-time president Hosni Mubarak to resign. But they come amid a surge of violence and fears the country's interim military rulers will continue to cling to power well into the future. Andrew Raven, Reuters