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Poverty Toppled Two Egyptian Governments And Still Persists

Posted: October 25, 2013

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In the almost three years since Egyptians rose up against autocratic rule there has been one constant: lots of people are still mired in poverty and they're getting poorer. Economic social justice was a main demand of protesters in 2011 and then again in 2013 when protesters took to the streets against Mohamed Morsi. And if Egypt's new leaders don't fix the problem they may face the same problem.

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