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n Conflict Trends - At the crossroads : understanding Egypt's faltering transition

Volume 2013, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818

Abstract

On 3 July 2013, General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian armed forces, appeared on Egyptian television to announce that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi had been removed from his post and the constitution suspended. Only 12 months previously, Morsi had stood in Tahrir Square in Cairo after winning Egypt's first free presidential election and had taken an informal oath of office in front of gathered crowds, opening his jacket to show he was not wearing a bulletproof vest. Morsi, a representative of Egypt's largest political organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood, went on to take executive authority from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, in a historic transfer of power from military to civilian administration. A year later, Morsi's ousting at the hands of the leader of the military council was greeted by celebrations lasting for several days in public squares in Cairo.

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