Democracy in Egypt
- By Richard Branson -
- Jun 25, 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi has been declared the winner of Egypt's election. It is fantastic news that, although the election run-off has had its problems, the country is striving for democracy.
Whatever the outcome of the election, it is better than it was before in Egypt.
Although the military have kept powers, they are going to have to give them up. The generals have vowed to hand over power to the new president by June 30th - let's hope that happens.
There definitely needs to be some sort of negotiation between the new government and the military. There may need to be some sort of amnesty. They need to draw a line under the past and move forward.
What do you think, should the military be given amnesty in order to help create a true democracy in Egypt in the long run?
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group