Friday, February 25, 2011
In Egypt, the Revolution Goes On
The military cabal that rules Egypt these days has appointed a Constitutional Committee made up of eight legal experts to propose revisions to the Mubarak constitution. They are due to release their report soon, and bits of it are already being reported in the Egyptian press. After a few weeks for public comment and revision, the generals are likely to approve the committee's recommendations so that elections can go forward as promised. The proposed changes all point in the direction of more democracy. The whole business is remarkably encouraging.