In Egypt, the amateurs are in charge

Story Summary

The tumultuous road to a stable democratic system of government in Egypt is passing through one of its most decisive stages these days, with most of the main political actors revealing their amateurism more than anything else.

The Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have spent much of the last 25 years in and out of jail were catapulted into the presidency without any previous experience in managing national politics.

President Mohammad Mursi is revealing his inability to act as the president of all Egyptians and the shepherd of a historic constitutional transition in which basic governance institutions are being built.

Mursi has not been able to grasp this point, even though he tries to echo it in his rhetoric.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s journey directly from jail to the presidency is proving difficult for Mursi, and other Egyptians are not helping him very much either.

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(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::

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