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The 1952 family and conspiracy theory (2-3)

I am wondering how the conspiracy theory is used against Egypt? In other words: why do some sides promote this theory? And against whom? We tried in the previous article to highlight one of the reasons of the use of conspiracy theories to justify the criticism against authorities in Egypt due to human rights violations. …

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The 1952 family and conspiracy theory (1-3)

The talk about conspiracy is not new. For decades, all the rulers of the 1952 school of thinking talked about conspiracy. Sometimes it was an imperial plot, sometimes it was a communist one. The funny thing about conspiracies is that supporters of the regime believe that conspiracies have expanded over the past years to include …

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How does the ‘Family of 1952’ perceive ‘the people’? (Part 3)

Let us look at how pro-regime forces, or rather pro-1952 family forces, perceive the people through their explanations for the reluctance of the majority to participate in the parliamentary elections. Firstly, we will notice that the people remain a “sacred” entity to them. However, the people may sometimes behave unfavourably and not meet their expectations. …

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How does the ‘Family of 1952’ perceive ‘the people’? (Part 2)

The radical opposition that was brought up in the 1952 era, with its “religious” and “secular” segments, begins from the perception that the people are an inanimate object with homogenous interests and orientations. Therefore, it considered, or almost considered, all citizens who did not vote in elections, in this case the “peaceful” majority, to necessarily …

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Ministerial changes and mechanisms of change in the family of 1952 (3/3)

Ministries in Egypt are more of an apprentice who follows all of its employer’s commands and bears all consequences if those commands result in a crisis or a problem. The president’s group, formed over time, does not become part of the cabinet or secretarial staff nor do they play the role of the apprentice. They …

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Ministerial changes and mechanisms of change in the family of 1952 (2/3)

The change in the 1952 family is associated with changing the president, and consequently, changing the ruling group and some fundamental general orientations. When changes associated with ministerial changes occurred under a post-1952 president, this was generally because the president decided to form a team that would allow him to impose the change he wants. …

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Ministerial changes and mechanisms of change in the family of 1952

The cabinet of Sherif Ismail, which was appointed in September 2015, less than three months before the parliamentary elections, is the fourth ministry in the era of Al-Sisi, which practically began during the cabinet of Hazem El-Beblawi. Ismail’s ministry is the tenth since the 25 January Revolution, and the fall of Mubarak. Here, we will …

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