What if the “revolution” planned for June 30 succeeds? Does the opposition have an alternative to the current ruling system? The opposition-aligned political factions have devised several proposals to avoid a repeat of the pitfalls of the January 25 Revolution.
Cairo – Who will be chosen as a replacement? The ruling Muslim Brotherhood is posing this question to Egyptians calling for the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi on June 30.
Deposed President Hosni Mubarak asked the same question. Before stepping down, he famously said, “Either me or chaos.” Oddly, the Brotherhood finds itself uttering these same words as it deploys its supporters throughout every street, village, and province in Egypt.
Yet it seems that opposition political forces have learned their lesson from February 11, when Mubarak stepped down and ordered the armed forces to run the country, after which Egypt went through a transitional period that many politicians described as the worst in the country’s history.
On Saturday, June 22, the opposition forces launched an initiative dubbed “After the [President’s] Departure.” During a two-day conference, experts in all fields deliberated economic affairs, national security, the Sinai, and even the future of the Nile, following the Ethiopian bid to go ahead with the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam. Their goal: to manage the post-Mursi transition.Al-Akhbar