July 16, 2012

Egypt: The Battle for Civilian Rule

The Guardian, The Guardian

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Morsi must tread a fine line between rolling back the generals' powers and keeping secular and Christian partners on his side.

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TAGGED: SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Mohamed Morsi, Egypt


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