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U.S. Leaders Remark on Egyptian Coup: July 3 and 27, 2013

U.S. Leaders Remark on Egyptian Coup: July 3 and 27, 2013

U.S. leaders remark on Egyptian coup: July 3 and 27, 2013

In February 2011, after eighteen days of widespread protests, Egypt's long-time leader, Hosni Mubarak, resigned his position, setting in motion a period of instability in the Arab world's most populous nation. Power was initially handed to the military, and in June 2012, a new leader was democratically elected. From the outset, Mohamed Morsi faced many challenges, perhaps most significant of which was overseeing the process of drafting and approving a new constitution, which he did successfully by early 2013. Citizens across the nation, unhappy with the resulting governing law, continued to protest the new president, claiming that he intended to enforce Islamic Sharia law ...

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