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The ‘New Liberals’: can Egypt’s civil opposition save the revolution?

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By Moataz El Fegiery

The Arab spring came as a golden moment for Egypt’s popular, well-prepared Islamists to establish their political influence in the post-revolutionary political order. Two years after the revolution, the Muslim Brotherhood’s legitimacy crisis sets the floor for non-Islamist political forces to fill the emerging vacuum. To emerge as a powerful electoral coalition, members of the new liberal front will inevitably need to make painful compromises on political and economic issues.

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Originally Posted at FRIDE

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