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The legitimacy of Morsi

Wikipedia defines political legitimacy as “the popular acceptance of an authority, usually a governing law or a regime”. The keyword here is “popular”. The voting system was concurred as a way to gauge public acceptance of a person or government. The tallying of ballots is used as a means to assess the will of the masses. …

Sara Abou Bakr

Mr President, you win this round

“How did you get so powerful? They asked the Pharaoh. He retorted: there was no one to stop me.” At the expense of sounding cliché, this simple proverb about sums it up; the conception of Morsy’s latest omnipotence decree is firmly rooted in the notion that his opposition is too feeble to pose a serious …

Fady Salah

Review: Columnists debate new constitutional declaration and Mohamed Mahmoud protests

After President Mohamed Morsy granted himself sweeping new powers in a constitutional declaration on Thursday, columnists were divided for and against this bold move. On a related note, continuing clashes in Mohamed Mahmoud Street occupy more than one writer. Many commentaries denounce the clashes as meaningless, describing protesters as “thugs”.   The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas …

Fady Salah

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