n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - After the Egyptian Revolution : an assessment - : North Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2013, Issue 03
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An anniversary commemorating the overthrow of a dictator and the installation of a democratic form of government might be expected to elicit celebratory observation. Not in Egypt, where the second anniversary of the revolt that saw the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak on 25 January 2012. Rowdy protests leading in instances to violent clashes with security forces were the order of the day. The same popular passion that led to Mubarak's ouster was directed toward the policies of a post-revolutionary government that protestor's believed threatened democratic gains and signalled a return to an authoritative past. Egypt has yet to stabilise from the Arab Spring uprising, and peace will remain tenuous until a political dispensation is achieved that is acceptable to a majority of Egyptians and not imposed by a political faction whose presidential nominee garnered only 25% of the first-ballot vote in 2012's national elections.

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