Islamists Claim Victory in Egyptian Elections: Should Military Resist Islamic Extremists?
Fef 2012/06/18 06:43:27
Egypt's radical Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic extremists claim they won the presidency. The Egyptian military has held onto power since the Arab Spring revolt deposed Egypt's previous leader Hosni Mubarak. The military offers a stabilizing force compared to the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohammed Morsi.
CAIRO (AP) -- The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt's presidential election, which would be the first victory of an Islamist as head of state in the stunning wave of protests demanding democracy that swept the Middle East the past year. But the military handed itself the lion's share power over the new president, sharpening the possibility of confrontation.
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