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Another Turning Point: Is Egypt Still On a Democratic Path?

Chatham House, London

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Khalid Abdalla, British-Egyptian Actor, Producer and Activist
David Butter, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Mona Zulficar, Founding Partner and Chair, Executive Committee, Zulficar & Partners; Vice President of the Constitutional Committee of 50, 2014 Egyptian Constitution
Chair: Alan Philps, Editor, The World Today


The Egyptian constitutional referendum in January saw the approval of a new constitution by an overwhelming majority but was boycotted by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. With the interim government taking a hardline stance against Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announcing he will run for the presidency, the panel will question whether we are seeing a return to a military dominance of politics and what this means for the people of Egypt. In addition, they will consider the issues that will confront Egypt’s next government and how it could shape the country’s future.

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