Thursday, February 17, 2011

This is democracy?

Egypt’s new military authorities have dissolved the country’s parliament and suspended the constitution.

In a statement on state TV yesterday, the higher military council said it would stay in power for six months, or until elections.

Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said the caretaker government’s priority now is restoring security as the country transitions from three decades of Hosni Mubarak’s rule to a democracy.

Maybe the media can interrupt its celebration of the victory of "the people" and explain how a military junta which dissolves the country’s parliament and suspends the constitution is "democratic".

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