Egypt: Scepticism not Euphoria

Although the Brotherhood candidate, Morsi, was declared the winner in the Presidential run-off, the battle for control of the country is far from decided. The military still holds the reins of power and there is no parliament in place, the elected one having been dissolved by the military.

The Brotherhood does not accept the dissolution of parliament, nor SCAF’s taking it upon themselves to rewrite the constitution. The critical point will come when Morsi attempts to facedown the military over these issues.

What we see now is not the peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected government, but rather the beginning of a titanic struggle for control, one rife with potential for violent conflict.




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