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So apparently, **** is stirring in Egypt again. President Mursi's approval ratings have dropped and he is now down to his core following in the Muslim Brotherhood. The same people who forced Mubarak out of power are now out on the streets again. Crucially, they now have the military's support. The military, which has a very prominent role in Egypt, stated (some 10 or so hours ago) that Mursi was forced to agree to the people's demands within 48 hours or else the military would step in and depose him. Tourism has plummeted in Mursi's Islamist Egypt which is still economically unstable. Indeed five ministers, one of which were the minister of tourism, has already resigned. On the other hand, Mursi was demcratically elected for a four year-term. Secondly, there is the question of to which degree the military is on their own side and to which degree they are on the people's side in this conflict. Their exact wording calls for "protests to calm down". This could also be aimed at opposition groups, if the military is just out to grab power themselves. Bring forth the popcorn, and so on. Is democracy winning or losing right now? What is happening?