For The Atlantic:
On June 29, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi stood before millions crowding Tahrir Square on the eve of his inauguration, telling them “you are the source of power and legitimacy. There is no person, party, institution or authority over or above the will of the people.”
A year later, millions of Egyptians have gathered in cities across the country demanding his resignation. Morsi won the country’s first free elections, but since then he and his party, the Muslim Brotherhood, have alienated one segment of Egyptians after another.
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