Egyptians have lived under different degrees of dictatorship for close to sixty years.
Egypt - Succession and Political Reform: Monarchs of the Nile
A state of emergency for twenty-eight years, three consecutive dictatorships for close to sixty; change must soon come to Egypt. But will it be another dynastic father-son transition already common in the Middle East, or a new national hero? The answer matters, not least because of Cairo’s regional role.