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  • 1. Egypt's military rulers dissolve parliament
    Vivek Raghuram
  • 2. EGYPT - Background
    Full Name: Arab Republic of Egypt
    Population: 80,471,869
    Capital: Cairo
    Government type: Republic
    Percent Labor Force:
    agriculture: 32%
    industry: 17%
    services: 51%
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html
    http://www.africantravelinc.com/AboutATI/images/egypt_map.gif
  • 3. Egyptian Revolution Timeline
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/30/egypt-revolution-2011_n_816026.html
  • 4. Egypt – Military in Power
    Controlled by group of 18 generals – the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
    Lead by Hussein Tantawi
    They promise to aid in transition to democracy
    Have started making reforms
    Dissolve parliament
    Discussing amendments to constitution
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/10/world/middleeast/20110210-egypt-supreme-council.html
  • 5. Egypt – Military in Power (cont.)
    Say they will leave after new government is elected or six months
    Military represents Egypt in internal and external affairs
    Military may pass temporary laws
    Many societal problems coming to light
    Poverty and low standard of living
    http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Egyptians-celebrate-end-Mubarak-rule/ss/events/wl/021111cairofirework#photoViewer=/110211/481/urn_publicid_ap_org3f0068be217a4577ba90abbd79f53dab
  • 6. Egypt – Concerns
    Military greatly benefited from the old system
    Provisional government is largely composed of loyalists
    Military has unchecked power
    http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Egyptians-celebrate-end-Mubarak-rule/ss/events/wl/021111cairofirework#photoViewer=/110212/481/urn_publicid_ap_org93de50070fb9448e9316712a19376d2c
  • 7. Egypt – Impact
    New Egyptian Government
    Protesting and unrest elsewhere (Bahrain, Yemen, etc.)
    Some democratic reforms made (ex. Yemeni president won’t run for reelection)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2010-2011_Arab_world_protests.PNG
  • 8. Thank You!

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