Egypt THE SUBORDINATE BRANCHES: THE REGIME AND ITS CONSTITUENCY
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
The Egyptian state was by no means "captured" by Egypt's bourgeoisie; it retained its essential autonomy and often put its own interests ahead of those of the upper classes, whether the issue was control of the economy or the need to placate the masses and maintain social peace. But, beginning under Sadat, the regime gradually came to share power with the business, landed, and professional strata that made up a large portion of the most politically active public and represented its main constituency. This power sharing was essentially channeled through parliament, interest groups, the judiciary, and the press.
Data as of December 1990
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