THE EGYPTIAN STREET, THE OPPOSITION AND THE PROSPECT FOR DEMOCRATIZATION
Democracy is not about merely winning elections. It is about creating commonalities of inclusion for all other political forces in the country. The country is deeply divided, brutally bruised as well as saddened and confused. For the time being, it seems that the political crisis in Egypt has reached a point of no return. The political impasse can have very serious repercussions. President Morsi decided to proceed to challenge his opponents through forcing a referendum on the new constitution. The Islamists’ opponents responded to step up the action on the streets, and ultimately marched to stage civil protest around the presidential palace.