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Morsi Victory in Eygpt Is a Potent Weapon for Islamists

posted on June 25, 2012

At The New York Times, David Kirkpatrick calls Muhammad Morsi’s victory in the Egyptian presidential elections “an ambiguous milestone in Egypt’s promised transition to democracy.” On Sunday, Egypt’s military rulers announced that Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, beat Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, former Gen. Ahmed Shafik, in the country’s first competitive presidential election. “But Mr. Morsi’s recognition as president,” writes Kirkpatrick, “does little to resolve the larger standoff between the generals and the Brotherhood over the institutions of government and the future constitution.” 


Read at The New York Times