The post-revolutionary period Egyptian political scene is still extremely volatile, but some trends appear increasingly clear.
First, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) appears reluctant to cede power to a democratic process. Secondly, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) confirms its willingness to compromise with the regime by guaranteeing the latter’s privileges. Thirdly, the broad coalition of Left-Liberal forces which called for and drove the revolution during its early stages have been badly wrong-footed and marked by internal divisions.
Overall, the picture presents a gradual re-emergence and even reinforcement of executive power despite the uprising.