The Military and the Muslim Brotherhood
Will a Power-sharing Agreement Be Reached in Egypt?
Author(s): Stephan Roll
Publisher(s): Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Date of publication: Feb 2012
Issue number: 0
Series: SWP Comments
Description: The lower house of Egyptian parliament, the People's Assembly, convened for its first meeting on January 23, 2012. But that did not bring the political protests in the country to an end. Many of the predominantly young activists fear that the military will not withdraw from the political process. They accuse the generals of delaying the country's political reorganization and of showing no interest in the development of a democratic state - a view shared by actors across the political spectrum. Yet the majority of elected parties decided against a position of fundamental opposition.General note: © 2012 Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)