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The army can’t help democracy

Egypt could look to Pakistan

On 30th June, after months of unrest, millions of Egyptians turned out to protest against the leadership of Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president in six decades. Three days later, on 3rd July, he had been deposed by the army, almost exactly one year after he took office. This bloodless military coup was met with jubilation in Tahrir Square, where two years earlier, crowds had cheered the ousting of military dictator Hosni Mubarak.

Events have moved so quickly that it is impossible to predict what will happen next. Scores are dead after clashes between the army and supporters…

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