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Egyptian protesters surround and assault a riot policeman during protests in Tahrir Square on Monday, November 28th, in front of the U.S. Embassy.
Photo Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


The assembly writing Egypt's new constitution declares that it hopes to finish late Wednesday. Analysts say that this new constitution could allow President Mohammed Morsi to get out of the predicament he is currently in, after giving himself control over the judiciary in a surprise decree, causing protests and riots in the epicenter of last year's revolution, Tahrir Square. Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood allies control the legislature, and could possibly justify Morsi's decree. However, the constitution would have to be ratified by public referendum. The Muslim Brotherhood is gambling that they can win enough votes to defeat the other groups, like the Coptic Orthodox Church and other non-Islamic parties. The Brotherhood has won all elections since the fall of Mubarak, albeit barely. 
The constitution could send the situation spiraling out of control again, or it could shore up Morsi's position. All the analysts can do is speculate, the world will have to wait and see what the next move will be.
 


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Kate Ramundo
12/10/2012 5:49am

Reading about all the unrest in the area, I can't help but think about the dominio effect affecting this region of the world. I wonder if the solution to all areas will come at once as well. If Egypt's new constitution ends up patching up the problems in the country will other countries follow in their path and mend their problems as well. Hopes are they will, let's be optimistic!

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