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

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