Back to the Square One

Via the BBC: Egypt anti-military protesters fill Tahrir Square.

The military has certainly given Egyptians plenty to be concerned about (dissolution of parliament, the granting of powers to itself, and now taking its own sweet time counting votes in the presidential election).

The degree to which the protests can match the intensity and significance of last year remains to be seen (as does the question of what the military will be willing to tolerate).

FILED UNDER: Africa, Quick Takes, World Politics
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter