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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My response to this article is that we should not be surprised.  It is very difficult to create a new system of government and it is essentially impossible to create one that will satisfy everyone.

The problem in Egypt seems to be that the revolutionaries want things to go completely their way and to do so immediately.  Unfortunately, this is not how democracy works.  The revolutionaries are not the only group in Egypt with opinions and demands.  Creating a new government, therefore, requires compromises to satisfy the needs of many groups.  This is what seems to be happening in this article.  An agreement has been reached that is a compromise, but many of the revolutionaries dislike it because of the fact that it does represent compromise.

Compromise is a necessary part of democracy, but it is hard to learn to accept that, especially for fervent revolutionaries.