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Same Revolution, Different Results in Egypt and Tunisia
The divergent paths taken by political revolutions in the Middle East came into sharp focus on Jan. 27 as Tunisia took another stride toward democracy by adopting a new constitution, while in Egypt the top military body paved the way for a presidential run by the general who deposed the country’s first freely elected leader last year.
Abdul Fattah al-Sisi–who was made a field marshal shortly before receiving the go-ahead from Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces–is widely expected to win if he runs, in an election that will be held before parliamentary races.