Feb 16, 2011
Egypt has been gripped by fresh strikes, with thousands of workers demanding better pay and conditions. It comes as the new opposition is trying to build bridges with the supreme military council, which is in interim control following the departure of President Mubarak. The military, which has dissolved parliament, says its ordered a new draft constitution which will be put to a referendum within two months. The army is calling for an end to protests by threatening to impose an outright ban on gatherings and strikes. But while the generals seem to be moving to set the country on the path to civilian rule, Middle East expert Oliver Miles says the military’s plans for Egypt are still unclear.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 5:38 am