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Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 in Breaking News, International, Politics, Religion | 5 comments

Egyptians Elect MB Islamist Morsi

Even though the military will retain most of the power, I expect that minorities, Christian and otherwise, will flee Egypt shortly.

Washington Post:

Egypt’s electoral commission announced Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi would be sworn in as president, becoming the Arab world’s first elected Islamist head of state after more than a year of popular uprisings that ousted autocrats and fueled the rise of political Islam in the region.

Although Egypt’s ruling generals blunted the power of the presidency shortly after polls closed last weekend, Morsi’s victory represented a remarkable turn of fortunes. The organization was outlawed and systematically suppressed for decades, including under the three-decade regime of deposed former president Hosni Mubarak.