Four years after the Egyptian military overthrew the democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, the country is in sad shape both socially and economically..
|General Abdel el-Sisi announced the overthrow on state television on July 3rd 2013. He suspended the constitution and installed an interim government. There had been huge demonstrations against the Morsi government over fears that it was becoming increasingly authoritarian. El-Sisi was later elected president in May of 2014 with 97 per cent of the vote. There was only one other candidate. Morsi was the second Egyptian leader deposed in just over two years after an uprising overthrew the thirty-year old rule of military leader Hosni Mubarak. Now Mubarak is released from jail while Morsi continues to languish in jail. Mubarak was released in March of this year after six years in prison. On the other hand, Morsi remains in prison apparently in poor health and without proper medical attention according to a recent article. Morsi is suffering from fainting spells and twice fell into a coma.|