The army’s announcement, which included the suspending of the constitution, was a further rebuff to some pro-democracy activists after troops were sent to clear demonstrators from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the centre of the protests that brought down Hosni Mubarak.
I hope that this isn’t a case of out of the frying pan into the fire. The army is ruling by decree for 6 months or more while elections are scheduled. Will the elections (and real ones I mean) take place?
As an ironic aside, I read today that the rate of female genital mutilation in Egypt is 91%. I found that shocking. Democracy should begin with an end to cutting off women’s bits.