Political Issues

Egypt's seniors play central role in country's recent uprising

July has been a dramatic month for the 85 million residents of Egypt.

After days of nationwide protests where millions of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the removal of their president, Mohamed Morsi, who was elected on a thin margin in June 2012, the Egyptian military forcibly removed Morsi as president, and installed a caretaker government until elections can take place at a later date.