Egypt: The people distrust the army and set the tempo of the “transition”
Egypt, February 13, 2011
El Cairo is still a mass of dust, debris and the scream for freedom. The demonstrators who managed to get Hosni Mubarak to resign in 18 days are still in Tahrir Square, demanding deadlines for the transition to democracy promised by the army.
The renounce of former President Mubarak worked to quiet down the spirits of the Egyptians, but the arrival of the militaries to the power does not quench their thirst for political freedom.
The army leads a transition government formed by different ranked militaries and officials from Mubaraks administration mainly.
When taking over, the Minister of Defense promised “pacific transition” towards “a power elected by the people”, but the discussing of international pacts such as that with Israel rather than concrete dates caused distrust among the people.