ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Inanities on the Economy

measures have only led to low wages, inflationary prices, increasing emigration from the countryside to the city slums and scarcity of food. These economic difficulties have been aggravated by internal political pro' litems, with foreign minister Fahmy being already regarded by the big bourgeoisie as an alternative to Sadat. But then Sadat is in a position to remain in power with the help of the Muslim Brotherhood and at least a section of the army. At one stage, there is stated to have been even talk of the US getting disillusioned with the Egyptian president and considering his replacement with "an abler puppet". But this plan has been dropped, at least for the time being, with a view to preventing a worsening of the internal political situation.

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