Global Affairs

Democracy is dead in Egypt

Egyptian revolutionaries opened the door for the military to seize control when they failed to unite behind a single candidate in defence of a secular democracy.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, meets with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, president of the Arab Republic of Egypt, at the United Nations in New York in September.
Photograph by Eskinder Debebe courtesy of the UN

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 12:00 AM

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