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Matthews: Should President Morsi Resign?

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3 July, 2013
By: Kyle Matthews
Executive director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Yes, Morsi should resign given that he has brought Egypt to a point of chaos. In less than one year he has demonstrated that the Muslim Brotherhood has no idea how to restart the country’s collapsing economy, has made a series of partisan appointments that has angered many towns and cities across the land and unemployment and crime rates have skyrocketed. A civil conflict can still be diverted if he leaves office.

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