A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Egyptian Cabinet Resigns

The resignation of Egypt's civilian Cabinet — not yet accepted by the Military Council — is unlikely to end the growing violence. As I noted earlier today I think the events of the weekend have moved Egypt past a tipping point. The Islamists as well as the liberals are now opposed to SCAF and demanding an early transition. The elections are clearly in question; the whole jerry-rigged electoral system may be scrapped and the transition rethought. We seem to be back in January again.

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