"Egypt's Moments of Reform: A Reality or an Illusion?"
Author: Emad Shahin, Former Faculty Affiliate, The Dubai Initiative
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Dubai Initiative
The movement for democratic reform in Egypt seems to be gathering strength. Some of the factors that would make a good case fordemocratic transformation are rapidly converging: the formation of a wide spectrum of discontented segments in society; the mushrooming of pro-reform grass-roots movements that agree on a clear list of short-term demands; and a sympathetic pro-reform international context. With presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in September and November respectively, will Egypt finally experience its democratic spring?
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