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Postscript: Lessons to be Learned for the post-Mubarak Era?

  • Annette Ranko
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Part of the Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens book series (PGNO)

Abstract

This book traced the Brotherhood’s war of position with the state under Mubarak and illustrated that this war of position was at its apex in Mubarak’s last decade of rule, period 4 (2000-2011). At this time the Brotherhood’s popular support was not only at a so far unseen height but also had the group now followed an explicitly confrontational discourse towards the state: labelling it as terrorist and enemy of the Egyptian nation, and presenting itself as the alternative to Mubarak’s state. Immediately after Mubarak’s ouster in 2011, the group capitalized on its grown popular support. In the parliamentary elections of 2011/2012 it became the by far strongest force in parliament, winning roughly 40% of the seats, and in the same year did the Brotherhood’s candidate, Muhammad Mursi, win the presidential elections – finally bringing the group to power.

Keywords

Civil State Popular Support Parliamentary Election Formal Politics Muslim Brotherhood 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Nahost-StudienGIGA Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale StudienHamburgGermany

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