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Egypt: the history behind the revolution

By Trevor Mostyn  

Many see the Egyptian revolution as a quantum leap into a new world of real democracy, spreading to Libya, Bahrain, Algeria and elsewhere. Others fear that Egypt has never known democracy and that the army, with its huge business stake and much to hide, will never let go. All agree that at present there is strong momentum for the establishment of some kind of democracy.

Nonetheless, old prejudices die hard…

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