Egyptian Parliament Dissolved, Constitution Suspended
Via the BBC: Egyptian military dissolves parliament:
In a statement on state TV, the higher military council said it would stay in power six months, or until elections.
A statement was read out on state TV on Sunday from the higher military council, saying it would suspend the constitution and set up a committee to draft a new one, before submitting it to a popular referendum.
Clearly for a transition to a more democratic system, the old constitution has to go. As difficult as it has been to get rid of said document, the hard part come now: figuring out who to invite to the table to negotiate a new document and, more importantly, determining what the new rules will be.
Our ability to truly assess what has happened will start only once those very fundamental issues are settled.
One thing does remain clear, as I have been saying for a couple of says now: the military currently govern Egypt. I remain hopeful that they will, in fact, allow true liberalization. I am simply cautious, however, the process.