JUAN COLE: One problem for Mursi is mollifying the Egyptians who are terrified of him, fearing he wants to turn their fun-loving country into a grim Saudi Arabia.
JUAN COLE: If the military can depict the youth as wild men to the middle classes, it thinks it might remain in power, with a fig leaf of elections.
RANIA AL MALKY: SCAF’s advisory council should think twice before accepting (at best) a vague role that can only inflame an already tense climate.
RANIA AL MALKY: A year on bitterness has given way to gratitude. Had the elections not been so rigged, the uprising might have never have happened.
LUCY EMMERSON: Many people were voting for the first time. “Last time I didn’t vote because my vote didn’t matter,” said Fatima Abdullah…
LUCY EMMERSON: By Egyptian standards, the chaos has been moderate. Today marks a good start to a process due to unfold over the next three months.