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July 9, 2012

Mohammed Morsi’s first big battle: Egypt’s fight over parliament

  • cause A few weeks ago, the Egyptian Supreme Court ruled that parliament had to be dissolved because a number of members ran as independents, despite being members of a political party.
  • reaction This decision, which happened just before Mohammed Morsi won his election, was controversial. Morsi’s response? He told parliament to go back to work on Tuesday.
  • rebuttal Egypt’s high court wasn’t happy about this; after a meeting on Monday, emphasized that their decision was “final and not subject to appeal” and that new elections must take place. source

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9:45 // 1 year ago
June 29, 2012
I have nothing to fear, I only fear God, I am here among you.
Egyptian President Elect Mohammed Morsi • Opening his jacket to reveal he was not wearing a bulletproof vest while taking a symbolic oath of office in Tahrir Square in front of throngs of cheering suppoters. A bold move by the first Islamist president-elect, who was defying orders from military generals who were to hold Morsi’s official swearing-in ceremony in front of a high court on Saturday.   source (viafollow)
16:29 // 1 year ago
June 24, 2012
Egyptian election results bring cheers of joy, waves of worry
Egypt reacts to elections: Supporters of Mohammed Morsi celebrated in Tahrir Square as election results were read over loudspeakers. “We’re finally going to be respected, we’ve been oppressed for too long,” said, Adham Lotfy, a 28-year-old owner of a parking garage. However, not everyone is as ecstatic as members of the Muslim Brotherhood. ”I’m very sceptical, and I fear what is still to be done,” said an anonymous woman to Al Jazeera reporter, Evan Hill. source
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Egypt reacts to elections: Supporters of Mohammed Morsi celebrated in Tahrir Square as election results were read over loudspeakers. “We’re finally going to be respected, we’ve been oppressed for too long,” said, Adham Lotfy, a 28-year-old owner of a parking garage. However, not everyone is as ecstatic as members of the Muslim Brotherhood. ”I’m very sceptical, and I fear what is still to be done,” said an anonymous woman to Al Jazeera reporter, Evan Hill. source

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20:40 // 1 year ago
President Morsi will struggle to control the levers of state. He will likely face foot-dragging and perhaps outright attempts to undermine his initiatives from key institutions. Faced with such resistance, frustration may tempt him fall into the trap of attempting to throw his new weight around. This would be a mistake. His challenge is to lead a bitterly divided, fearful, and angry population toward a peaceful democratic outcome, without becoming a reviled scapegoat for continued military rule.
European Council on Foreign Relations Senior Policy Fellow Elijah Zarwan • Analyzing the challenges Mohamed Morsi will face in leading Egypt in the coming months and years. Morsi won the election on Sunday, with 52 percent of the vote.
10:50 // 1 year ago
zainyk:

Mohammed Morsi - President Of Egypt.
He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1982. He was an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge from 1982 to 1985. In 1985, he returned to Egypt to teach at Zagazig University. His children were born in California and are U.S. citizens.

zainyk:

Mohammed Morsi - President Of Egypt.

He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1982. He was an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge from 1982 to 1985. In 1985, he returned to Egypt to teach at Zagazig University. His children were born in California and are U.S. citizens.

10:43 // 1 year ago
newsflick:

Breaking News: Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood wins the Egyptian presidential elections. Via aljazeera

After a long wait … Morsi wins. The Muslim Brotherhood leader received 13.2 million votes, Al Jazeera English reports.

newsflick:

Breaking News: Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood wins the Egyptian presidential elections. Via aljazeera

After a long wait … Morsi wins. The Muslim Brotherhood leader received 13.2 million votes, Al Jazeera English reports.

(via newsflick)

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10:01 // 1 year ago
June 19, 2012
He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition.
Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces member Gen. Mamdouh Shahin • Denying reports that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is clinically dead, during an interview with CNN. “He is completely unconscious. He is using artificial respiration,” a medical source also told Reuterssource (viafollow)
18:23 // 1 year ago