ANALYSIS-Graft, stagnation persist in post-Mubarak Egypt

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  • Hopes of swift change after Mubarak's ouster fade

  • Egyptians need quick reforms for stability to return

  • Egypt remains in flux, corruption still rife

  • High prices, lack of jobs, graft are most pressing issues

By Miral Fahmy

CAIRO, April 29 (Reuters) - When President Hosni Mubarak was driven from power in February, millions of Egyptians believed the graft and stagnation that blighted his 30-year rule would go too. Two months later, some people are having second thoughts.

Frustrated by high prices, the scarcity of jobs and endemic corruption, the pro-democracy demonstrators that deposed Mubarak on Feb. 11 had demanded change.

So far, little has changed in their daily lives apart from a new-found ability to voice their complaints after years of repression, leading some Egyptians to wonder how long they will have to wait before they can shake off Mubarak's legacy.

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