Egypt’s coalition faces internal challenges in determining country’s future

Demonstrations continue following the removal of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi (photo:dpa)
Demonstrations continue following the removal of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi (photo:dpa)

Three Gulf States are helping Egypt’s fragile new government with immediate funding so the country can pay for imports of oil and food. But internal divisions remain between the new government’s factions, and its democratic aims for Egypt are not a perfect partnership for the donor countries.

<i>Three Gulf States have announced a financial aid package totalling US$12 billion to shore up domestic support for the post-Morsi government in Egypt. The money will bolster dangerously low foreign currency reserves and help buy food and fuel imports. Food and fuel shortages were one of the main reasons for popular discontent. The Gulf monarchies were set against Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhoo...

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