Skip to comments.Military Guards Egypt Power As Islamists Claim Victory [Muslim Brotherhood Wins Presidency!]
Posted on 06/17/2012 7:31:42 PM PDT by Steelfish
Military Guards Egypt Power As Islamists Claim Victory
As Egyptians waited for the results of the presidential election, the ruling military council issued new rules that made clear the real power remains with the army.
The Muslim Brotherhood's party on Monday declared its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, had won the country's first free presidential election, defeating Ahmed Shafik, ousted president Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister.
At Shafik's campaign headquarters, Ahmed Sarhan said: "I do not accept this, I will not file wrong numbers." But another campaigner said: "I don't think we will make it." One woman campaigner at Shafik's headquarters was in tears.
Hours earlier, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a decree granting itself broad power over the future government, diminishing the authority of the president and seizing control of the process of writing a permanent constitution, The New York Times reported.
The move is the latest in a series of steps that the military has taken recently to hold on power they had promised to hand over to elected civilians, the Times reported.
The military council's "constitutional declaration," issued under powers it took for itself after pushing aside Mubarak to appease street protests 16 months ago, was a blow to democracy, said many who aired their grievances on social media, a favored weapon in the Arab Spring that ended Mubarak's 30-year rule.
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Thank you Obama. Now the entire country is enslaved.
Pray for America
Egypt is just following our wonderful 2008 example...
Unless I’m mistaken there has been no official declaration of who won.
Let the stonings and beheadings begin. Welcome to 812 AD.
Don’t worry! Obammy seys the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate pal of his.
Put another win in Hillary’s column.
The guy with the gun? A Koranimal. To be distinguished from a human...
they might be going back to 812 AD, so where does that put any nation that murders their unborn?
When do they tear down the Pyramids?
Obama has something to celebrate! Success! “How Sweet”
“I got my north African caliphate seeded, and at America’s expense!”
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