Does the report address the issue of presidential succession in Egypt?
It does, but it does not point fingers at the Arab countries, because the tradition of the report is that it does not assign blame on specific countries. Rather there are a series of issues that are considered from the vantage point of the theme of the report. With regards to the issue of inheritance of power, for example, it is not addressed in the context of specific Arab countries but is addressed as a departure from democratic principles. Would you be able to summarize the main points of the new report? No — strictly speaking the report is embargoed until it is released. The tradition has been that the content of the report is embargoed until the report is launched. Perhaps you can tell me, within governance, which issues are covered? It has an integrated concept of governance that is considered to safeguard freedom defined in a comprehensive manner. So it does deals with parliamentaty representation, it does deal with the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary… It takes a