Morsi: Lincoln in disguise or another Mubarak

Steve Clemens fields the question of whether Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi's declaration of power necessarily leads to a new autocracy in Egypt or whether Morsi's grab is a much more democratic act than it might initially appear. Clemens argues that Morsi's power grab could be understood as a cleaning out of the old loyalist guard, and his aim, like any new leader's, is to strengthen his position, especially in a society with no democratic heritage. Clemens calls for other Egyptian forces to shore up their positions to create an honest balance of power and on Morsi to demonstrate that he understands that such a balance is essential to the growth of a healthy democracy.  

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