28.01.2012 04.Schwat. 5772 Bo
As Egypt marks a year to the revolution, the future envisioned by the Tahrir Square protesters is a long way off.
Anger and frustration marked the first anniversary of the Egyptian uprising. A year ago, people were chanting “down with the regime”, “down with Mubarak”, “freedom and democracy”; Egypt, as one, dreamed that the downfall of a corrupt clique would usher in a new era. It did not quite happen that way.
Mubarak is on trial, but his regime goes on. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which now rules, is no markedly different from the previous government and is in no hurry to give up its powers to the newly elected civilian institutions. A deteriorating economy means that the people are even worse off than they were….