From the Editors
Salma Shukrallah and Bel Trew
The People's Assembly, the lower house of Egypt's parliament, is due to meet within hours, following a surprise Sunday decree issued by newly-inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi calling for the reinstatement of the dissolved assembly and for fresh legislative polls within sixty days of the ratification of a new constitution. As the decree has been published in the official Egyptian Gazette, it is considered legally binding. Many observers see Morsi's move as the opening ...Keep Reading »
Salma Shukrallah and Bel Trew write for Ahram Online.
The military, however, has quickly come to the realization that the protesters are imposing new realities on the ground. Those realities threaten the future of the current political order and, by implication, the privileges the military was able to secure under Muslim Brotherhood rule.click | email | tweet