Egypt

Siege within

Print edition : February 21, 2014

Supporters of army chief General Abdel Fatah El-Sisi demonstrate with his posters at Tahrir Square in Cairo on January 25, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising. Photo: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS

Gen. El-Sisi visits a polling site in the Heliopolis neighbourhood of Cairo, on the first day of voting in the constitutional referendum on January 14. Photo: AP

Anti-military protesters, mostly supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy, gather on January 25 in Mohandessin, Cairo, before security forces dispersed them. Photo: Sabry Khaled/AP

On the third anniversary of the January 25 revolution, a newly minted Constitution which seeks to keep the Islamists permanently out of politics and further solidify the role of the Army takes Egypt back to the Mubarak era.
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