Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:22 AM
daaron (763 posts)
Muslim Brotherhood pressures Egyptian generals to give up power.
To them, naturally. I hope the Muslim Brotherhood plans on ruling as a secular party. As doubtful as that seems, the actual on-the-ground revolutionaries support the democratically elected MB president-elect. It's their country - their revolution - so let's hope MB ain't a theocratic wolf in secular sheep's clothing. For all our sakes.
Chants of "God is great" and "down with military rule" rang out and supporters spilled out into the streets to celebrate. Their headquarters sit across the road from the interior ministry, which once housed many Brotherhood members behind its high walls. Shafiq's team dismissed the Brotherhood's celebrations as premature and said their own tallies suggested that a win for their candidate was "beyond all doubt". Initial results contain a margin of error of about two percentage points and both sides can launch appeals against the conduct of the vote before official results are announced on Thursday. But by Monday evening it seemed increasingly likely that Morsi had done enough to become the first democratically elected president in Egypt's history.
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