Misconceptions about the Egyptian crisis

From Discourse DB
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is an opinion item.

Author(s) The Washington Post editorial board
Source The Washington Post
Date January 31, 2011
URL http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/31/AR2011013104517.html
Quotes-start.png No one knows how the Islamists would fare in a free election, since one has not been held in Egypt during the past half-century. But many Egyptian analysts believe an Islamist party would attract a minority of voters and would be unlikely, in the short term, to come to power. In the longer term, the best defense against it is well-organized and dynamic secular parties - which will only be possible if the current authoritarian regime is dismantled. Quotes-end.png

Add or change this opinion item's references

This item argues for the position Hosni Mubarak should step down on the topic 2011 Egyptian protests.