Is Egypt Slipping Out of Morsi's Control?

From MEI Editor's Blog Thu Mar 7 2013, 20:40:00

I don't like sensational headlines unless they're justified, but Egypt seems to be increasingly out of control. After yesterday's court ruling, the Electoral Commission has canceled the April through June election dates, There is talk teh Supreme Constitutional Court could take 60 days tor ule, but the Presidency's promised appeal could take even longer. Given the fact that Muslim Brotherhood candidates recently suff.fered a string of losses in university student elections (even iun strongholds like Asyut), early elections might no longer be a good thing for the MB, so ofall the challenges facing President Morsi, that may nlmost constitute the good news.

Port Said, Egypt's and the Suez Canal's front door to the world, has been in open rebellion since January, with several dead and thousands hospitalized. The Central Security Forces there appear to have clashed with the Army, and no one seems able to stop the violence.

What about the police? Today they launched a protest strike, demanding the ouster of the Interior, and shut down at least 30 police stations in a country that has been under-policed since the revolution.

The industrial city of Mahalla in the Delta, always a hotbed, is up in arms again after the killing of an entire family,, allegedly by police.

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