Egypt's Transition to Democracy

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
January 25, 2012
Egyptian Parliament As Seen January 23, 2012

On January 24, 2012, the White House Press Secretary issued the following statement:

"This week, Egypt achieved several historic milestones in its transition to democracy. Yesterday, democratically-elected representatives of the People's Assembly met for the first time since Egypt's revolution, and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces transferred legislative authority to them. Today, Field Marshal Tantawi took steps to lift the state of emergency that has existed in Egypt for several decades. And tomorrow, Egyptians will commemorate the anniversary of the revolution that made Egypt's transition to democracy possible.

"We congratulate the Egyptian people and their government on these important steps toward fulfilling the promise of Egypt's revolution, which has inspired the world. While many challenges remain, Egypt has come a long way in the past year, and we hope that all Egyptians will commemorate this anniversary with the spirit of peace and unity that prevailed last January. The United States will continue to stand with the Egyptian people, and those across the region, as they defend universal values and work toward a better future for all Egyptians."

Comments

Comments

Brad B.
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Canada
January 27, 2012

Brad B. in Canada writes:

I would love to be proved wrong but ..... in years to come, posts such as this will be seen the same way as, "peace for our time."

Anna
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District Of Columbia, USA
February 6, 2012

Anna in Washington, D.C. writes:

I am deeply concerned about the status of the American NGO workers, including the son of a U.S. Cabinet Secretary, being held captive in Egypt. The Egyptian government is not taking the actions of a democracy, and we should speak out for the sake of those being held. I recognize this transition isn't easy but international leaders also need to speak out more for minorities, women, and Christians in Egypt.

palgye
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South Korea
February 6, 2012

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Egypt

(Stake in Egypt beg breaks in the proper proportions. A good example is likely to turn into a bad experience is suspect.)

Watching soccer violence that occurred in Egypt, Concerns, but that enthusiasm that the people of Egypt, and lead to more interest, the interest in collecting and operating state, the possibility of easily solved many problems that you think people will pay attention.

PS

F35 stovl is important to South Korea, have many mountains here and there.
and
so expensive
have not engage.

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