November 30, 2012

Constitution May Finish Egypt's Democracy

Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

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Egypt’s constitutional crisis is getting graver by the hour.

Faced with major protests to President Mohamed Mursi’s decree placing himself above the law, the Muslim Brotherhood party is today trying to cram a draft constitution through the constitutional assembly in a single marathon session. A shotgun constitution is a terrible way to produce popular legitimacy and effective democracy.

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