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Egyptian production struggling with domestic demand

Energy production is not keeping up with soaring domestic demand, damaging the economy in the country that launched the Arab uprisings

The popular revolt that led to the downfall in 2011 of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak marked the earliest and most significant chapter of the Arab Uprisings. Not only is Egypt the most populous and economically diverse Arab country, but it lays a reasonable claim to being at the metaphysical and geographical heart of the Arab world, situated at the crossroads between Arabic-speaking North Africa, the Levant and the Gulf. Egypt, one can say, provides a template for understanding the political tsunami engulfing countries elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. But Egypt's political evolution has proven more complex than the swift demise of the Mubarak regime would suggest

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