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What will a new Egypt look like?

July 3rd, 2013
06:29 PM ET

With Mohamed Morsy out, what's next for Egypt? CNN's Christiane Amanpour explains what's in store for "the new Egypt."


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  1. Darlington

    It will better and strengthen democracy an help settle the of religious inflorence the muslims hardliners which is the under factors for the continueous uprising and demostration since the fall of mubarak

    July 4, 2013 at 2:45 am | Reply
  2. Ola Mahmoud

    Christiane – I am an Egyptian and normally a big fan of yours. I have to say I was extremely disappointed by your and the Western media coverage of the recent events. Call it what you want, a coup is not necessarily undemocratic. The voice, will and rebellion of the Egyptian people over the last two and a half year is an example of a new phenomenon called "democratic coup d'état". The military coup every Westerner is so focused on is very old school and sensationalist. I recommend you read the following article written by a US academic and help distribute it to your colleagues and immense network:

    http://www.harvardilj.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/HLI203.pdf

    Everyone in Egypt is aware of the twist present in Western news these days and it is shameful and condescending how outsiders are interpreting the will of the large majority of Egyptians.

    July 4, 2013 at 9:10 am | Reply
    • jimfromla

      We must understand Christiane is just an employee. She's doesn't have the final say on her work. CNN is too invested in mainstream appearance to deviate from the US foreign policy of Democrats AND Republicans. But....we know this.

      What is disgraceful is the headlines, like NPR's right now, "Egypt Begins Dangerous New Phase As Interim Leader Steps In", or Time's "An Elected President Has Been Deposed: Egypt’s Party Looks Premature" and "Egypt’s Crisis Signals the Unraveling of Yet Another Arab Nation-State".

      Time's Karl Vick seems to enjoy painting Egypt as 'unraveling' and 'premature'. He's exactly the kind of Western operative that ignores the will of the people and causes these unsustainable situations. (I imagine HE thinks he'd make the best leader)

      This so called journalism, transparent to common sense, actively seeks to propagate the idea that Arabs are incapable of ruling themselves. It fears the appearance of a secular Parliament, which would compromise the current US policy to occupy oil producing Middle East states. It also undermines the Israeli argument that THEY are the only democracy in the Middle East.

      The good news is the malice in the West is losing, and the Egyptians are winning. Cheers!

      July 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Reply
    • Batu Mykel

      I agree with your reply, however "democratic coup d'état" isn't exactly new as it has happened a couple times in Turkey before. Here's the best I could find in English: http://www.allaboutturkey.com/darbe.htm – but if you read Turkish (or know someone who can) http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BCrkiye%27de_asker%C3%AE_m%C3%BCdahaleler
      My best hopes for the Egyptian people, and the Turkish protesters (who would've been in the same situation if the government hadn't been slowly disabling the Army)

      July 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Reply
  3. Raouf

    it was the real and true democracy that ousted Morsi from his office. if any democratically elected president doesn't not carry out all his democratic duties to all his people than he will be kicked out and " Bel Gazma " and that is exactly what happened to Moubarak and to Morsi and to anyone else who tries to break the strong and free will of all Egyptian people.
    to all Islamic brotherhood if you are real men and not just a stupid little retarded kids and if you love and cares about your country and all Egyptians you will all stand high like real men and apologize to all proud Egyptians and admit TO ALL that Morsi was wrong he made a big mistake by under-estimating the power of all free Egyptians.. he abuse democracy by neglecting millions of Egyptians and on purpose too! and for that he deserve what he got and let that be a lesson to and let live like true loving brotherhood among all your other Egyptians brothers in a much happier and better and stable envirnoment and no need to shed blood but shed love and peave and prosperity among you all and that is what should happen next! Raouf

    July 5, 2013 at 3:07 am | Reply
  4. Apul M'Deek-Aoud

    What's it going to look like...make me laff.

    It'll look like the same shi'ite hole it's been since the beginning of recorded history.

    People in that part of the world won't be happy until that part of the world doesn't exist any longer.

    July 5, 2013 at 6:07 am | Reply
  5. Bashir umar

    Egypt would be very worsrt on what they did to their president

    July 5, 2013 at 8:44 am | Reply
  6. Shereen El Miniawy

    Mr. Morsi may have been elected “democratically”, although there was massive rigging in this election, yet Egyptians did give him a chance to govern.
    However, his policies – which included discrimination against women and minorities – , have rendered the country on the brink of bankruptcy and have proven that he is totally incapable of leading a country as big and as complex as Egypt, and have turned Egypt into a safe haven for other terrorist organizations such as Hamas.

    So when 33 million people took to the streets and chanted “salmeya -peaceful” and asked for the removal of this president, why did you condemn them?

    Why is it that this government will not accept the hard earned right of the Egyptian people to live in freedom and justice, as all people in the developed world do? Why is it that the United States welcomed the ousting of President Hosny Mubarak with open arms, and yet, refuses to acknowledge the will of the Egyptian people to determine their own future this time?

    Are 33 million people in in the streets – the largest protest in the history of mankind – not enough? Did the American public not have the right to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate scandal? Was he not democratically elected too?

    July 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Reply
  7. Mohamed

    Hi Christiane,My respects to you.
    What happened in Egypt was not a military Coup at all proven by the video I will link to this reply.
    It was the Egyptian Military responding to the requests of the Egyptian People who came out to the streets in millions requesting the end of this radical facist regime.
    This regime was taking the Egyptian economy towards bankrupcy,It had such poor management leading to tons of issues affecting the country like power shortage and increase in prices ect ,It was destroying Egyptian tourism ,it lead to the violent unforeseen division and polarisation of the nation, It was disregarding the fact that democracy means listening to all different parties not just listening to the voices of the freedom and justice party and Muslim brotherhood as they isolated themselves from the rest of the country.
    This regime was using the poverty and illetracy of many of the Egyptian people to get their votes and this regime was using religion to reach power .
    This regime from my point of view harboured terrorism and was terrorising the egyptian people as in the last speech to the nation by Mohamed Morsi saying it is either me remaining in power or the whole country going into a state of violence that his muslim brotherhood followers and other Gehadists and terrorists that he harboured in Sinai will create a state of violence and Chaos in the Country.
    Our Military with its Vision took the right decision at the right time before the nation went into a state of Civil war.
    I know for sure that our country will continue to honour all its agreements with our neibouring countries
    I hope that you appreciate that all Egyptians want is a regime that respects their Revolutionary rights and has the vision and proper management to place the country back on track .
    Check out this Video showing the millions of Egyptians going out into the streets requesting Morsi to be out of Power ........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ1tNopb97k
    Thank you

    July 6, 2013 at 6:55 am | Reply
  8. LetFreedomRing

    What will the "new" Eqypt look like? It'll look just like the "old" Eqypt did, an impoverished third-world sh!thole dependent on handouts from the infidels. Why would anyone expect anything different?

    July 6, 2013 at 11:25 am | Reply
  9. Dr. Mohamed Refaie

    I'm watching your LIVE coverage of my country, and all I can say is S.H.A.M.E. on you for being so biased and ignorant, and for trying by your subjective, lopsided coverage to brainwash your viewers and distort facts.

    First of all, what happened in Egypt earlier is by no means a military coup as you call it. The military's intervention was very welcome and came only as a response of what the masses desired.
    And Morsi was NOT a democratically elected president: there was massive rigging... many poor's votes were purchased with... little money or in-kind trivialities... and mosque leaders poisoned many people's decisions by convincing them that whoever wouldn't vote for Morsi will end up in hell! Now how democratic is this, taking advantage of people's poverty and ignorance???

    I personally had a short chat with Morsi last September when he came to the UN General Assembly, and I instantly felt embarrassed to be Egyptian and thus be associated with such a retard.
    Rather than focusing on the tiny unknown square where the minuscule Morsi support base is gathered, how about taking your cameras to the famous Tahrir Square or to any other Egyptian neighbourhood?
    I'm listening to Wolf Blitzer as we speak and am outraged by him and by CNN for spreading such blatant lies and distorting the crystal clear truth.

    The overwhelming majority of Egyptians today are in a state of euphoria because a dictator was ousted: a dictator who in one year has (along with his gang) caused the country indelible damage and has been trying systematically to destroy its economy, chase away tourists, assign former terrorists to leadership positions, discriminate against women and minorities, arrest journalists, justify harassment against us women, undermine the country's culture and art (e.g. attempting to ban ballet for being a "nude art"), instil sectarian sedition between its people, cause a massive brain-drain... an exodus of skills out of the country, deprive Egyptians of the bare essentials of a decent life, including water, electricity and fuel, etc. etc.

    How about taking a peek at social media to see how delighted everyone is and how people are congratulating each other for the end of a dark era.

    If there's no mention of all this, then that ill-intentioned Blitzer and the rest of his crowd should go find themselves another job and should be branded liars! Shame on you all indeed!"

    July 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Reply
  10. Carl

    It will most likely be the same anti-American, antisenitic, blame the whole world for our problems, type of regime as the previous rulers and the rulers of most of the Arab countries

    July 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  11. chhenhchealeng

    hi! TV CNN

    July 7, 2013 at 3:18 am | Reply
  12. aya raafat

    Our revolution will of the people and the triumph of the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
    Egypt is stronger than any terrorist organization
    Long live free Egypt
    I am an Egyptian and proud

    July 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  13. Joseph O A

    Call it democratic coup or not, a coup is a coup and the truth is that Egypt will go back in history as one of the only country in Africa under Military dictatorship in the 21st century. So bad for Africa!

    July 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  14. dina

    egypt is gonna look very beautiful s usual Specially without the Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood

    and america you must Stop calling it military coup....it's aPopular revolution Against Alictatoria,.........

    cnn news must be Neutral in the transfer news from Egypt without mislead..

    America must stop supporting terrorism.america shoudn't be so hated from more than 30 million Egyptians Demonstrated

    in streets against the Previous Dictatorial President mohamed Morsi

    July 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  15. dina

    egypt is gonna look very beautiful as usual Specially without the Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood

    and america you must Stop calling it military coup....it's aPopular revolution Against the Previous Dictatorial President

    mohamed Morsi.........

    July 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  16. bwana

    It took the USA from 1776 to after the civil war to start getting democracy right! Don't expect Egypt to do it overnight...

    July 7, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Reply
  17. owusu isaac

    Oh africa,what are we hearing,what are we seeing.oh God have mercy upon us b'cuz africa is burning.

    July 8, 2013 at 11:01 am | Reply
  18. Peter Dieleman

    UNRELATED TO THE ABOVE !
    Christiane,
    I have expressed my praise for your qualities, when tackling a central global issue.
    On several occasions I have asked why it seems to be so necessary to repeat your half-hourly 'amanpour' on Monday to Thursday.
    For me it simply means, that I have to switch off and – like now – find some other occupation.
    So I will ask my question directly to you:
    Is it SO ESSENTIAL to repeat 20.00 – 20.30 at 22.00 – 22.30 ?

    To me it is completely UNNECESSARY.

    Regards,

    Peter Dieleman

    July 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Reply
    • Peter Dieleman

      Unusual !

      Christiane, I am replying to my OWN comment
      simply so that the question I asked you on 8 July will really reach you !
      Please give it a good thought.

      Regards,

      Peter Dieleman

      July 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  19. Mfonke1

    Egyptian news is look like ,someone commiting Susie and very bad every time we still hear about bomblast , let them find solution about it

    July 9, 2013 at 9:46 am | Reply
  20. SUH I FRU NORBERT

    I think that 'new Egypt' will look very much like the one the military in consent with the masses will want it to be. But I suggest a government of national unity, perhaps a federation, not fragmentation.

    July 12, 2013 at 5:30 am | Reply
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