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The Muslim Brotherhood and the Illusion of Power

The Egyptian military has ensured control, whatever the results at the ballot box, stripping the promised transfer of power to civilian rule of its significance. The Muslim Brotherhood called these actions a "coup d'etat against democracy" and promised popular protest all over the country. Events in the next weeks or months will tell if the military and the Brotherhood have reached a deal of some sort and if the political compromise will be tenable.

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