Τετάρτη, 3 Ιουλίου 2013

Is a Second Revolution Really What Egypt Needs?

President Morsi suffers from a "legitimacy deficit," but will opposition groups gain anything from trying to oust him on Sunday?

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An Egyptian protester raises a shoe with a picture of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi with Arabic that reads: "Leave" in Tahrir Square, Cairo on June 26, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)
Supporters of the Tamarod ("rebel") movement are taking to streets on June 30th in what is likely to be a massive show of force. Their goals are deceptively simple -- pushing President Mohamed Morsi out of power and holding early presidential elections. When asked, however, how they plan to do this, the answers acquire a certain vagueness. Egyptians have every right to call for Morsi to resign -- and that right must be protected -- but he is obviously under no obligation to heed their calls. So, then what?

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