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Egypt Rebels Form New Parliament

Change is happening from the ground up in Egypt, as a group of anti-Mubarak protesters declared Sunday to be the first official session of the People’s Popular Parliament. The committee, formed to negotiate the people’s demands with the state, includes Nobel laureate and opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei as well as a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, says Ayman Nour, another opposition politician. National columnist Sultan Al Qassemi tweeted Sunday, “Today was the first session of the People’s Popular Parliament.”