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On July 3, a military intervention many label a coup ousted Egypt’s first democratically-elected President, Mohamed Morsi, and suspended the constitution Morsi and his Islamist allies had forced through with a hasty referendum this January. Morsi had only been in power for a year: a turbulent twelve months which culminated in millions protesting in opposition to the divisive policies of his government and the organization which dominated it — the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, the Brotherhood and its supporters are themselves back on the streets; dozens have perished in clashes with security forces in the past week. Egypt’s 2011 revolution, which brought down the entrenched authoritarian rule of President Hosni Mubarak, looks like it has been reset, with the military once more calling the shots. An interim technocratic government, led by a chief judge, is pursuing a “roadmap” back to democracy and elections, but the Muslim Brotherhood has so far rejected…

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