Conference paper: The future of democracy in Egypt – political parties and the role of external actors

Conference paper: The future of democracy in Egypt – political parties and the role of external actors

This background paper written by Barbara Le Svarre and Rasmus Alenius Boserup is intended to provide an easy to read overview on the events that led to the transition, the major elements of the authoritarian order during the Mubarak regime, the contours of the new political order with a particular focus on the new multiparty system unfolding, and finally some of the considerations external actors need to be aware of.