Egypt Elects Muslim Brotherhood Candidate

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crowds erupted in this weekend when officials announced that Mohamed Morsi won Egypt’s first democratic presidential election. It’s a process that was set in motion when the first protests struck Tahrir Square last year, and the celebrations in the country are widespread.

President-elect Mohamed Morsi is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a strict Islamist party set on bringing sweeping religious changes to the embattled country. Despite Morsi's victory, his party will not have absolute power as a result of the election. The military still holds the strongest influence in Egypt and will not easily cede control of the country to its rival. A power struggle is likely to come.

Omar Khalifa, is the director of O Media and a resident of Cairo. Abdel-Rahman Hussein is a Cairo-based journalist who blogs for SibilantEgypt.com.

Guests:

Omar Khalifa and Eric Trager

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [2]

listener

Apparently that quote is not from Morsi.

Jun. 25 2012 03:43 PM
listener

“Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem!”
Are journalists supposed to believe "to his credit" only the good things Morsi says and disregard the bad?
Are we now doubling down on the naivete from last year?

Jun. 25 2012 12:20 PM

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