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As Egypt reckons with the 60th anniversary of the 23 July 1952 revolution, it is important to revisit the historical context which led to the officer’s coup as well as the figures within it that are perhaps not quite as remembered as well as they should.
The past is only one of the three important aspects for July 23 which still affects Egypt strongly to this very day.
Every single president up until before the current one has been a military man.
But that is just the direct interpretation of the concept of military rule with former officers holding hundreds of key positions within the state and the public sector, controlling the lives of citizens all the way to minutia of sanitation and water plants.
Finally, it is worth exploring the relationship between the two revolutions of 23 July 1952 and 25 January 2011, with many activists claiming the latter came to end the regime born out of the former while others, Nasserists and Arab Nationalists like former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabahi, claim they are two halves of the same whole.
Egypt has elected its first civilian president in Mohamed Morsy, but with the constitutional decree in effect, this hardly means the end of military rule.
SCAF stresses importance of the day and Army’s critical role since
The January 25th revolutionaries believe in their heart of hearts that their revolution came to end the July 23rd revolution
Ever since Morsi’s victory in the presidential election, calls have been escalating for a presidential intervention in to cases where civilians have been detained in military prisons and tried before military courts. Regardless of the motives; whether a response to political pressure or genuine compassion for the cause, Morsi has promised to put the issue …
The co-founder of the April 6 movement finds little support for his rebuke the 1952 revolution.
The judge will hear the case calling for the revocation of the SCAF supplementary decree
Military abuse continues as protesters challenge the ruling generals
Clinton meets with Tantawi, reaffirms Washington’s commitment to civilian transfer of power
The revolution for freedom and justice continues despite the strength of its opposition.
It is a long an incomprehensible messy chess-backgammon game in which we are forced to watch or sometimes play soldiers
Facing the Cairo Criminal Court, Roweiny claimed that as far as he knew, there were no reports of deaths or weapons seized from attackers in Tahrir Square after the incident
The Cassation Court is the fourth judicial body, and the highest, now engaged in ruling on the functioning of the assembly
President Mohamed Morsy shared a dais with the two heads of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces at the graduation ceremony for the Military Technical College
Since the results of the presidential elections, many have turned on the generals accusing them of having forfeited the best interests of the state for their own political survival.
Morsi paraded from venue to venue as oath begins his term
In a CBC interview last night, Major Generals Mohamed El-Assar and Mahmoud Hegazy said that the supplementary constitutional decree not limit Morsi’s powers and that they would practice limited legislative authority
The new budget proposal , which is to be implemented in 1 July after SCAF approval, includes a number of reforms designed to re-start Egypt’s growth.
The cabinet finalised the 2012/2013 annual state budget, which will be effective starting July 1, and sent it to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces for approval.
The candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party becomes the first civilian President of Egypt
Coalitions are springing up left and right in the wake of the Presidential Elections Committee’s postponement of the ‘official’ presidential election results, further exacerbating what many activists and politicians are calling the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ “coup.”
Former MP Al-Katatni is rumoured to have met with SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood refutes claims.
This week, the Western press was gripped by the electoral drama in a Mediterranean nation with a history of military meddling now in the midst of a national crisis. I am talking, of course, about Greece, whose elections piped Egypt’s to the front pages. Not that the great game of Egypt’s own electoral politics hasn’t attracted its fair share of commentary. They all knew …
Members of Parliament resist its dissolution, but they are barred from entering the building.
Thousands at Tahrir Square protest in support of Mohamed Morsi and chant against the military council.
Sources: SCAF has made amendments to the proposed budget and agreed on its final formation
Despite everything, Egyptians do survive. And mind you, they learned to say NO.
The country’s ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) has issued a ‘complimentary constitutional declaration’ late on Sunday, only hours after initial results of the runoff round of presidential elections started coming in. The declaration outlines the powers of the next president and sets up how the anticipated new constitution is to be drafted and …
Late on Monday evening the Supreme Council of Armed Forces delivered three statements containing decrees that delineate the scope of their authority following the handover of power to the President. At the time of printing they had not yet been published in the official state papers. Chief among the new articles is the creation …
Tens of thousands Alexandrians join a march on Friday against military rule.