A Violent Start for the Third Transition to Democracy

EPC | 01 Jul 2013

A Violent Start for the Third Transition to Democracy

The analysis points out that the third transition to democracy in Egypt - the first one was during Anwar al Sadat presidency in 1977 and the second was after the January revolution - can be understood against the backdrop of Eastern Europe’s experience during the first decade of the 21st Century, when its ruling regimes had strayed away from achieving the public’s demands or what was known as the colored revolutions. The analysis reiterates that the danger of this third wave of transition lies in its timing, because it came after a period of wide rift in society and dependence on street politics to solve disputes among political and social actors. The analysis concludes that the defeat of the Islamist movement in Egypt has been achieved and what is happening in the country now is a battle of the last breath by the Brotherhood movement.

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