For And Against Elections In Egypt

Marc Lynch checks in on Egypt's progress. He says the "question currently consuming the protest movement is a demand to postpone elections in favor of first drafting a constitution":

[T]here is something off-putting about self-declared liberals and democrats arguing in favor of continued military rule and against elections. Egypt just held a referendum on precisely this question, in which 77% of voters in a high turnout voted in favor of constitutional amendments and moving to parliamentary and presidential elections before redrafting the constitution. The legal arguments offered by the coalition issuing the call for “Constitution First” are unpersuasive, given the outcome of the referendum.