Is Egypt a Legitimate Democracy?
To be honest, I am struggling with the idea of Democracy - What is a Legitimacy in a Democracy :
1 Muslim Brotherhood elected in a fair election - Democracy at Work
2 Millions of Citizens protest - Democracy at Work
3 Armed Forces suspend Constitution - Democracy not at Work
4 Legitimate Opposition to the elected Governing Party ignored by the Governing Party ( both in Parliament and by civil society Protected content not at Work
Q 1) Does the Opposition ( both in Parliament and outside Parliament ) in a Democracy have a role to play.
Q 2) If the Governing Party ignores the Opposition and it's role and the sentiments of the Opposing side and enacts and imposes laws, is it a fair and legitimate exercise of authority by the Governing Party
Q 3) Must the Governing Party be inclusive and compromise with the Opposition in a Legitimate Democracy; and not be divisive in it's exercise of Power
Q 4) If the Governing Party does not address the above three questions, then what are the significant minority of the people/opposition to do? What are the Armed Forces to do?
A dilemma to be resolved.