How can Egyptians and the world stem the tide of violence and chaos that has engulfed the country since the military’s removal of President Mohamed Morsi? The answer depends on the success of Egypt’s new constitutional process.
Critics of the military’s constitutional declaration in July have largely focused on particular features of the proposed text, including the provisions backing sharia or the powers of the presidency. But a well-designed, inclusive process would help heal the wounds of the recent turmoil and play a key role in determining the legitimacy and stability of Egyptian democracy. A poorly thought-out process, like the one Egypt went through in 2012, could inflict a mortal wound to the fledgling democracy.… Seguir leyendo »