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News Analysis: Egypt's political crisis may lead to army interference


08:37, February 01, 2013

CAIRO, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- The worsening political crisis sweeping Egypt could lead to the army interference in the political scene, a matter which is avoided by the army as it is still reeling from its discouraging experience during a transitional period, analysts said.

As tens of thousands of Egyptians flocked to the main squares nationwide to mark the second anniversary of its unrest that toppled the former President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has been gripped by violent clashes, which left at least 52 people dead and more than 2,000 injured over the past six days.

The violent clashes prompted the Egyptian Shura Council, upper house of parliament, to approve on Monday a draft law which allows President Mohamed Morsi to deploy the armed forces in the streets of three turmoil-stricken coastal provinces, Port Said, Suez and Ismailia, in order to arrest riot-inciters, help the police maintain security and protect vital facilities.

The decision to deploy the armed forces in the streets is a bid to involve the military in politics and plant a split between the army and people, said Nasser Amin, chief of Arab Center for Justice Independence.

But Talaat Mosalem, a military expert, told Xinhua that complexity in the political scene necessitates the armed forces to consider how big a role they should play in the country's destiny.

The Armed Forces had run the country since toppling Mubarak in February 2011 during the transitional period until Morsi assumes power in June 2012.

"The situation in Egypt is worsening as political forces are unlikely to reach a compromise," said Mosalem,

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