Egypt will be able to return to democracy and stability, Mohammed Elnawawy, the CEO of the Egypt Telecom has told CNBC, highlighting the promise of the country's large young population.
"We have the track record," he told CNBC Monday "If you look at the last 5,000 years you see that, as people, we are always able to get our acts together. We are naturally modest, we have never slipped into civil war."
In the last three years, Egypt has become embroiled in civil unrest as the Arab Spring has affected many nations in the region. In January 2011, widespread protests began against Hosni Mubarak's government, leading the president to resign soon afterwards.
In 2013, Egypt's first freely elected head of state, Mohamed Morsi was also ousted after mass protests against his rule. Egyptians are due to vote on a new constitution this week which could pave the way for fresh presidential elections as well as stripping out Islamist language associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi's rule.
Media reports suggest that Egypt's army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, will underline his intentions to run for president -- while Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood supporters accuse the army of staging a coup.