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Egyptian Coup

Interpreting Recent Egyptian Developments

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

For Egyptians, the army's exceptional intervention was necessary to reduce the risk of a large loss of human life and destructive violence. Most Egyptians still fear civil unrest and violence, especially in the next few days and weeks. They look to the army to waste no time in progressing on the path to national reconciliation and a comprehensive and durable democracy, including by holding new elections. Have no doubt, Egyptian citizens are determined realists. They have overcome the fear that imprisoned them for so long but they are yet to reach a new national equilibrium. They care deeply about overcoming repression, social injustice and economic incompetence. And they will not hesitate to return to the streets in their millions should the army have ambitions beyond helping them collectively to press the rest button on the revolution and its legitimate objectives.

WATCH: Tahrir Square Explodes In Celebration After Military Takes Power

Posted 09.02.2013 | World

Thousands of ecstatic protesters in Cario's Tahrir Square crowd set off fireworks, chanted, and cheered after the announcement that Egypt's military h...