The new constitution says Egypt is a “gift” that will “write a new history for humanity”. Should neighbours welcome or fear greater Egyptian influence?
With the right president, Egypt could rid itself of nepotism and inequality to become a prosperous and egalitarian society.
In addition to withdrawing from the political front line, the army must also leave justice to the legal system.
Egypt’s ‘baksheesh’ culture helps poor people get by and maintains relative social peace, but it encourages subservience.