Egypt Is in a State of Emergency. Here’s What That Means for its Government.

Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Nathan J. Brown

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After Palm Sunday bombings killed close to four dozen churchgoers in two Egyptian cities, President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi and the Egyptian cabinet declared a nationwide state of emergency, which was quickly approved by the parliament. Although it affords its rulers a broader set of powers, the measure is not primarily about law; authorities were already doing what they wished.

Instead, the declaration of emergency is likely intended to communicate to Egyptian society—especially its sprawling state apparatus—to get on board with the new regime…

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