Egypt, liberated from decades of tyranny last March held it’s first democratic elections for decades last weekend. The result will not be known for some time and predictions of how the new parliament will be made up vary wildly.
The new parliament’s primary task will be to pick a 100-strong constituent assembly to write the new constitution. Only elected members of both houses will get to pick the assembly’s members. Parliament will have legislative power, but the military council, which took over from Mubarak, will keep its “presidential powers” until a presidential election, now expected in June, 2012.
The military council will still appoint the government.
What, this is an outrage. Whay aren’t Cammers, Obama and the rest protesting about this. If the western nations are really committed to ensuring human rights are respected globally, Egyptians must surely be entitled to true democracy like that introduced in Italy and Greece recently, with elections being overruled and governments appointed from the ranks of Brussels Bureaucrats.
Oh erm … … … I’ll get me coat.
Muslim Brotherhood chooses chaos