Confronting the Transition to Legality

  • Marie Vannetzel
Part of the The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy book series (SPIRP)


December 2012: In a little street in Faisal, a working-class neighborhood in the city of Giza, an office decked out in the colors of the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) Freedom and Justice Party catches the eye—the blue-and-white sign bears the name of the then manpower minister, Khaled al-Azhari, elected to parliament for this district in winter 2011–2012, and also announces that this is the place where food and other aid is handed out. It is 8 p.m. and the metal gate is drawn across the door. The street’s inhabitants say the office hasn’t been opened since the end of the presidential election in June 2012: “Yet they say that the minister still comes to the apartment he owns here, but no one has run into him.”1


Ethical Conduct Informal Conversation Parliamentary Election Social Embeddedness Muslim Brotherhood 
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