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Morsi Code: Egypt Goes to the Polls

posted on June 19, 2012

Tablet’s Adam Chandler recaps the Egyptian presidential election that concluded this past weekend. The Muslim Brotherhood claims that its candidate, Mohamed Morsi, won the runoff, which was “marked by various boycotts, a low voter turnout [than the first round], and accusations of fraud.” Yet according to Chandler, more important than the outcome of the controversial presidential contest “were the actions of the Egyptian military which dissolved the Egyptian Parliament on Friday and then wrote its very own constitution on Sunday. Aided by Mubarak-appointed judges, the military guaranteed itself powers that would greatly dwarf the role of the new Egyptian president (whoever that might ultimately be).”

Read at Tablet