Brain Bush’s Blog

June 30th

  • By : Brian Bush
  • June 28, 2013
  • 7:14 pm

Hello Everyone,

The Middle East is watching and waiting as June 30th arrives this weekend.

Egypt's opposition parties have set this date to, as they hope, overthrough Egypt's first freely and democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi.

Rival demonstrations for and against Mr. Morsi have been taking place in recent days and are set to ramp up over the weekend.

It seems so much is tied to Morsi's links to the Islamic Brotherhood, from which he resigned to take up the Presidency.

The opposition accuses Morsi of trying to Islamize Egypt by giving the Islamists the monopoly over important public institutions.

However, among leftists, liberals and secularists of this ancient land, there are those who say the revolution is not over – but their biggest problem is that they appear to lack vision in the post revolution Egypt.

They want to see early elections called.

Opponents are saying that they have gathered 15 million signatures seeking Morsi's removal and are taking this to the Supreme Constitutional Court to request a no -confidence motion.

A new poll showed only 32% held a favorable view of Morsi, compared to the 78% approval rating at the end of his first 100 days in office.

But to be balanced, Mr. Morsi inherited a government that was rife with corruption from the decades of rule under former President Hosni Mubarak.

Add to that Egypt's economic woes, with high unemployment, a limping tourist industry, weakening currency, and high fuel and bread costs – and you have got 82.5 million disgruntled Egyptians.

Opponents of the President have began to gather in Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egypts uprising against Mubarak.

In recent days, hundreds of thousands of Islamists have rallied for Morsi chanting pro-Sharia (Islamic law) slogans.

The military is out in large numbers to try and keep things from getting out of hand, and gain – as it did last year, it appears Egypt's military may hold the true power of determining who and how the country is ruled.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting.

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