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"Constitutional chaos" Continued...

“After 23 months of struggling to bring democracy to Egypt, is this the best we can do? A president claiming dictatorial powers. A parliament packed with Islamists. And a draft constitution, hastily cobbled together without basic protections for women, Christians, and all Egyptians. … The situation is volatile: an Egypt bitterly divided between Islamists and the rest of the country, opening the door for scenarios such as army intervention, a revolt of the poor, or even civil war.”

Meanwhile, thousands of pro-Morsi supporters said they wouldn’t retreat either. “I don’t want Morsi to back down,” Khaled Omar, a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, told the Associated Press. “We are not defending him, we are defending Islam, which is what people want.”

Jamie Dean
Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the national political beat and other topics as news editor for WORLD. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.


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