Egypt's military dissolved parliament and will run the country for six months or until elections are held, it said in a statement Sunday, two days after President Hosni Mubarak resigned.
Egypt's ambassador to the United States said he did not expect opposition figures to join the government before elections.
"This current composition is basically a technocratic government to run the day-to-day affairs, to take care of the security void that has happened, and to also address the issues related to the economy,"
And that's the good news. It could have been worse.
Meanwhile in Turkey, Pınar Doğan and Dani Rodrikis in The National Interest explain how trumped up charges against the Army are being used to make sure that the army does not interfere with Government plans for a theocracy. A once staunch secular society is being sent back into the orbit of the Mullahs.