Before joining The Post's Middle East team, Leila Fadel reported from Baghdad for McClatchy Newspapers and Knight Ridder. She won the George R. Polk Award for outstanding foreign reporting in 2007. Leila grew up in Saudi Arabia and attended high school in Lebanon.
After issuing a declaration that gives vast powers to the military, Egypt’s ruling generals seek to play down their move.
Just minutes after Egyptians conclude voting in the second round of a landmark presidential election, the ruling generals issue a constitutional decree giving the military sweeping powers.
The country seemed wary as voters face a polarizing choice two days after a court ruling led to dissolution of parliament.
Many of those who fought to topple Hosni Mubarak now appear resigned to see the old guard come back to power.