Egypt: Engineering Authority & Domination of ‘National Projects’

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Abbas Qabbari

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The role of the Egyptian armed forces in public affairs has remarkably increased since the overthrow of late President Mohamed Morsi, where such role is in no way the same as it had been before the January revolution. Since then, the army has come to govern the nation directly, utilizing any available space to obtain new advantages. After the army’s participation in thwarting revolutionary action attempts and anti-regime protests, the military further boosted its position in the ruling alliance, and almost dominated both political and economic affairs.

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