Egypt between 2 Boxes: Elections and ammunition

Source: Egyptian Institute For Studies
Author(s): Khaled Fouad

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While Egypt’s 2018 presidential elections are approaching, there is a key question that needs to be answered before going into any details related to the upcoming elections, namely: To what extent can the ballot boxes win the ammunition boxes? In other words, Is it possible to remove the army from power through elections and move to an elected civilian government that enjoys sufficient authority for legislating policies; not just a transition to a government that is only a civilian front of the army in power, which would not be considered a significant change from the current reality that the army is directly in power. (The military are dominating the country since the coup led by Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi against Egypt’s first democratically president, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013)..

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