December 12, 2012

From One Egyptian Autocracy to Another

Michael Bell, Globe and Mail

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The crisis confronting Egypt shouldn't have been unexpected. As thousands of opponents and supporters of the country's Islamist President continue to stage rival rallies ahead of a nationwide referendum on a draft constitution, the prognosis is at best uncertain, even with the strong Egyptian sense of national identity and a military seemingly committed to the concept of robust service to the nation rather than loyalty to a political movement.

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