Former Ambassador to the European Union and High Commissioner to Britain
No. Sure, it’s a real mess and one of Morsi’s making. But he’s elected. The first ever.
He has not been a competent leader. But the protests can hopefully lead him to accept rational compromise including early elections and the reinstatement of inclusivity in Egypt’s institutions and governance.
Reconciling Islamic faith and inclusive democracy is the greatest and most difficult challenge the Arab uprisings need to overcome. If it can’t work in Egypt, it probably can’t work. Patience and generosity are essential.