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Мусульманские группы Египта и их политические партии накануне и после «революции 25 января»

During the uprisings in 2011 so called Islamist movements and parties entered the political scene  in Egypt tending to fi ll the vacuum emerged after Hosny Mubarak’s resignation and National Democratic  Party’s dissolution. This new reality made some observers to conclude, that Egypt has been witnessing  the formation of a strong and united Islamist camp with a potential to take power to their hands.  However, this assumption is unlikely to refl ect the true events. The analyses we have conducted shows,  that there has been a rivalry between key actors inside this Islamist camp – the Muslims Brotherhood  and Salafi movements. Besides, this article concerns one more Islamic movement, which is often  excluded from investigations on contemporary Islamists parties in Egypt – namely, the most active  group of Sufi s. We argue, that political role of Sufi s is unreasonably ignored and thus should be further  explored.