Showdown Over the Control of Egypt

Monday, June 18, 2012

Egyptians gather in their thousands in Tahrir Square to mark the one year anniversary of the revolution on January 25, 2012 in Cairo Egypt Tahrir Square on the one year anniversary of the revolution. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)

Egyptian news organizations have declared Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood the winner of the country’s first competitive presidential race. The declaration comes just hours after Egypt’s ruling military leaders issued an interim constitution that gives the armed forces sweeping powers and effectively ensures martial law.

The decree all but strips the presidency of its power, yet Egypt's military says it will hand over power to the newly elected president by end of the month. Shaimaa Khalil, reporter for our partner the BBC, joins us from Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Guests:

Shaimaa Khalil

Comments [1]

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So the much ballyhooed pro-democracy Arab Spring produced a toss up between a "military junta" and the Muslim Brotherhood while shutting out the so-called educated progressives? Can we still give Obama credit for promoting the Arab Spring in Egypt?

Jun. 18 2012 11:41 AM

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