Egyptians are fast moving towards a more equitable system, recently voting in favour of a constitutional amendment allowing free parliamentary and presidential elections. Still after decades of autocratic rule and an uprising that ended it, Egypt’s political institutions are yet to find their feet. With less than six months to go for polls, the danger is that the Muslim Brotherhood, the most organized political unit in the country, will step into the void without any meaningful competition. Democracy takes time to dig in. In hurrying towards it, true equity may elude Egypt.

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