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Why is Egypt in the news recently ?

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Asked by sk singh, 02 Feb '11 10:46 am
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The Egyptian protests on Tuesday were extraordinary. The geographic extent of the popular protestsunprecedented since the 1970sand the sheer number of participating citizens made it a critical day. Egyptian society is suffering from inadequate living conditions, frightening gap between rich and poor, tensions between Muslims and Copts, and a grave crisis of legitimacy in the wake of the 2010 parliamentary elections. These crises make it imperative that Egypt distances itself from the specter of chaos and allow real reform to begin now.

There are five simple factors that distinguish the Egyptian Day of Anger from any other day of protest..
First, the timing was inspired by the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia. The unrest in Tunisia prompted citizens in other Arab countries, such as Algeria, Jordan, and Yemen, to take to the streets demanding their economic, social, and political rights.
Second, the citizens protests in Egypt were purely driven by domestic demands. No signs read deat ...more
Source: http://carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=42391&gclid=CL6Fvr3d6KYCFdIJHAodLBiU6g
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 02 Feb '11 10:58 am

 
  
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Thirty years of Dictatorship rule of Hosni Mubarak has lead to large scale lop sided expansion of Egypt in the sense that poor have become poorer (60% of Egyptians are poor) un-employment has increased manifold etc This revolt is the result of decades of frustration of the people of Egypt. Egyptians took inspiration from the neighbouring country Tunisia's happening s. Almost entire Arab world including Saudi is in danger of an uprising by their people against the rulers.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 02 Feb '11 11:16 am

 
  
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Politicat chaos, ppl never want to be ruled by any dictator.
Answered by Anu, 02 Feb '11 10:55 am

 
  
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Ek mummy bahar aya na is leyea.
Answered by provu rai, 05 Dec '11 04:48 pm

 
  
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The political turmoil and crisis
Answered by anil garg, 22 Oct '11 01:25 pm

 
  
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