December 27, 2012

Egypt's Flawed Constitution

New York Times, New York Times

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Ideally, a new constitution in Egypt would unite citizens around a consensus vision for their country and set a firm foundation for a democratic transition. The Islamist-backed constitution that took effect this week has only exacerbated divisions and left millions of non-Islamists feeling disenfranchised, angry and determined to force changes in the document.

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TAGGED: Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi, Egypt


December 16, 2012
So, What Did Egyptians Really Vote For?
Dina Samak, Ahram Online
With turn out at just 33 pct in the first phase of Egypt's constitutional referendum, Ahram Online's Dina Samak says Egypt's political elite have lost the support of the man on the street. more ››
December 19, 2012
Illusions About Egypt's Islamist Future
Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
The outcome of the constitutional referendum may be foreordained, but it may be the last chance Egyptians will have to stop the imposition of Islamist rule. The opposition to the Brotherhood might have benefited from strong U.S.... more ››
December 18, 2012
U.S. Congress Should Threaten Aid to Egypt
Washington Times
Even if Mr. Obama has few words of support for freedom in Egypt, money talks. Congress should send a message of its own to Cairo’s theocrats that is certain to catch their attention: A decline in liberty will result in a... more ››
December 21, 2012
Why Egypt's Generals Back Morsi
Joshua Stacher, Foreign Affairs
In recent months, the Egyptian military has struck a quiet alliance with the country's president, believing that he and the Muslim Brotherhood will keep winning elections. In return for their support, the generals got a draft... more ››
December 22, 2012
Egypt Heading the Wrong Way
The Economist
IT LOOKS pretty certain that the constitution which Muhammad Morsi, Egypt’s president, has presented to the people will win their endorsement in a referendum that is being held in two stages (see article). On December 15th a... more ››