Another Arab Spring for Egypt?

Changes to the constitution have led to countrywide protests and even deaths. Could Egypt be witnessing the birth of another revolt?

December 4, 2012 13:34
Anti Morsi protests in Tahrir Square Nov 27.

Anti Morsi protests in Tahrir Square Nov 27 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)


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The recent “constitutional declaration” by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has created quite an uproar among Egyptians. The new president apparently intends to put himself above the law and wrest control of all three branches of the government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Like dictators throughout history, he promised that this total control of power will only be “temporary.”

Egypt has not reacted to this outrage with equanimity. Massive protests began on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands filled major squares in Cairo and other cities. Leftist, liberal, and independent groups called for Friday protests to reject the so-called “constitutional declaration.”


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