With the focus on the primary race, we decided to do a little digging to find out what sets this state apart from the other 49.
With presidential elections scheduled next month and a constitution to write, questions are being asked about who is in charge of the transition from authoritarian rule.
Several presidential candidates, including one from the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, have been disqualified from the ballot.
“Sadly, it augurs well for the ruling junta and the increasingly bold coterie of reactionary forces in Egypt – and poorly for all the emerging political factions, from the secular revolutionaries to the most conservative Islamists,” writes journalist Thanassis Cambanis.
Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson are hitting the road to cover the elections. Our Tumblr brings you behind the scenes.