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Egypt's Elections: Lessons and the Way Forward

Egypt's Elections: Lessons and the Way Forward

Commented Jul 1, 2012 at 02:34:43 in World

“Is the international media doing enough to expose the process by which Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has set itself above both executive and legislature? Recent days have witnessed how the country's popularly elected leaders are being drawn, in the words of the Egyptian journalist Amr Adly, "into the web of legalistic and procedural entrapment set up by the military".

All those who watched the private and exclusivist event staged on June 30 by the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) in Egypt to swear the country's first democratically elected president are witness how the sanctity of the ceremony was violated. In itself the staged event was discourteous and unjust as it meant to deny due dignity and respect to people's mandate.

The right of the media and millions of audience in Egypt and abroad were usurped as all media were disallowed except for one official tv channel. International media needs to expose how the the legacy of seven decades of military rulers using the guise of the so called Supreme "Constitutional" Court is are vehemently trying to deny all respect and decor that Egypt's genuinely elected representatives truly deserve.