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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jul 11, 2012 at 07:50

It seems to me the military placed itself comfortably outside the rule-of-law by reserving the right to dissolve parliament. Since the military is acting as police, with or without martial law, it constitutes the executive branch of the state. It is that branch where people need to be elected into office should Egypt approach democracy.

The only indication for that to happen would be high military officers who openly show disloyalty to the military.

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