EGYPT :THE RISE OF ISLAMISTS AND THE DOUBTFUL FUTURE OF THE LIBERALS!

THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY IS STILL THE MASTER.IT IS RUMORED THAT THE JUNTA HAVE HAD A FIRM BACKROOM-DEAL WITH THE ISLAMIST BLOC OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD THAT GOT AROUND 40 PERCENT SEATS IN THE PARLIAMENT.THE LIBERALS,THE YOUNG AND THE BOLD GENERATION THAT WERE THE PRIME MOVERS-N-SHAKERS BEHIND THE EGYPTIAN BRANCH OF THE ARAB-SPRING THAT ERUPTED LAST FEBRUARY IN CAIRO AT THE IMMORTALISED TAHRIR-SQUARE,GOT LITTLE!THE WIND THAT BLOWS IN EGYPT IS RIFE WITH SUSPICION AND SPECULATION AS THE GAINS ACQUIRED BY THE ISLAMIST PARTIES MIGHT DILUTE THE VERY CORE OF A DEMOCRATIC-GOVERNANCE :THE LIBERALISM PLUS THE PLURALISM!

IN LATE NOVEMBER THE SECOND REVOLUTION AT TAHRIR-SQUARE PUT THE JUNTA IN A FIX AND HAD DRAWN WORLDWIDE-CONDEMNATION OF THE MISRULE AND DELAY OF THE ARMY!AFTER A WEEK OF PROTESTS,THE JUNTA VAGUELY OUTLINED THE FUTURE COURSE FOR EGYPT AND ITS PARTICIPATION.PITCH OF PROTESTS DIED DOWN.AN ELECTION ENSUED AMID BYCOTT BY THE TRUE FACES OF THE REVOLUTION:THE YOUNG AND THE BEAUTIFUL GENERATION!TWO ROUNDS OF ELECTION COMPLETED.THE RESULTANT COMPOSITION OF THE EGYPTIAN PARLIAMENT THROWS A SOMEWHAT SCARRY,SUSPICIOUS AND SHACKLED PICTURE!THE MAJORITY OF SEATS WON BY THE ISLAMISTS:THE MORE RADICAL GROUP(THE SALAFIS)AND THE MODERATE AND POLITICALLY EXPERIENCED MUSLIM-BROTHERHOOD.THE LIBERALS PLUS THE SECULARS WHO WERE THE MAIN DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE PROTESTS,GOT VERY LITTLE.
HERE LIES THE CAVEAT :IS EGYPT GOING A SHARIA-REPUBLIC?IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF ITS SECULAR TRADITIONS?DOES THE LIBERAL-VOICE GET A DEVASTATING BLOW ?
A LITTLE MORE WAITING WILL YIELD A CLEAR PICTURE.

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