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Ahmed Taher

Director, Center for Dialogue for Political Studies, Cairo,
Ahmed Taher
The New Egyptian Constitution: An Outcome of a Complex Political Process
January 1, 2013
Although constitutions are intended to represent and confirm the spirit of coexistence between classes, sects and various components of society, the campaign and the referendum revealed an entirely different picture. Further complicating the political arena, the referendum effectively caused strife among revolutionary compatriots and opposition forces and engendered a state of polarization across Egyptian society. This turbulent situation requires Egyptians to rapidly initiate genuine nationwide dialogue to deal with the demands and aspirations of different parties and to develop an agenda to achieve the revolutionary goals: bread, freedom, and human dignity.

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