Muslim Brotherhood's failure in Egypt will have major regional impact

Joy as Egypt's army ousts President Mohammed Morsi and suspends the constitution on July 3, 2013 (photo:dpa)
Joy as Egypt's army ousts President Mohammed Morsi and suspends the constitution on July 3, 2013 (photo:dpa)

The stand-off between demonstrators for and against former President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government will be a game-changer for Egypt and the Middle East. The armed forces played a pivotal role as millions crowded on to the streets of Egypt’s cities. The end of Muslim Brotherhood rule and Dr Morsi’s removal from power will be a marker for other Muslim Brotherhood aspirations across the region.

<i>The impact of Egypt’s street revolts will be to weaken the Muslim Brotherhood's position in Egypt and their appeal across the Middle East. This follows their perceived incompetence in managing government and the economy. The near collapse in Foreign Direct Investmen...

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