|Tamarod movement in Egypt is primarily defined by its opposition to President Morsi|
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Morsi's departure as president has therefore undermined international efforts and strategy in incorporating radical islamists in the Arab world into political discourse. This will in turn lend the more ultra-conservative, Salafist entities to abandon mainstream politics and be in favour of armed conflict to advance their political objectives. This, then, puts the Egyptian military in a difficult position - the Egyptian military's concern is that of order; to dilute and eradicate sources of chaos to promote the country's stability. The Egyptian military strategy is to take control of the political apparatus of Egypt and organize the nation to establish once again civilian rule through an election at a specified date. The military is not concerned with the ideological politics and will support any opposition that provides stability. The opposition itself, whilst fragmented, do seem to support constitutional democracy but as for the general populace, it is highly probable that their self-interest is in their immediate security (food, jobs and resources) and less about liberal principles. It shouldn't be overlooked, however, that Morsi was a democratically elected president - but only by a slim margin.
So what for the future? The military will first concentrate its efforts on diminishing tensions between the two adversarial political entities. The key aspect of perceived military control, the greater chance of aggravating tensions. Thus, the Egyptian military will seek to initiate return to civil society as soon as possible. In light of this however, the disposal of Morsi illustrates the need for Coalition governance. To address political grievances of both sides is of paramount importance and, in consensus, re-organize the Egyptian political framework for the long-term - something the Morsi administration failed to achieve. A Coalition government will be difficult to attain but it is only workable solution in order to depolarize Egyptian politics further.
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