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Five reasons Brotherhood will continue to lose in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood’s recent history of miscalculation has cost the Egyptian revolution and limited the Brothers’ future options.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi push at a journalist (C), who they claim is a pro-army, as they attempt to get him to leave the area outside the police academy, where Mursi's trial took place, on the outskirts of Cairo, November 4, 2013. Mursi struck a defiant tone on the first day of his trial on Monday, chanting 'Down with military rule', and calling himself the country's only 'legitimate' president. Mursi, an Islamist who was toppled by the army in July af
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Almost three years have passed since Jan. 25, 2011, and the political scene in Egypt has gone through drastic changes. Some of the few constants, however, are the persistent miscalculations by the Muslim Brotherhood and its catastrophic choices that have consistently harmed the revolution and its goals.

One strategic miscalculation was their running for the presidency after winning a majority in parliament, putting all the responsibility on themselves — which they could not possibly handle — and cornering themselves in a very volatile situation of economic crisis and a revolutionary state.

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