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Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:40 AM

74. Muslim Brotherhood candidate wins Egyptian presidency THE ARMY BLINKED! (OR OBAMA BRIBED THEM)

 




An Islamist leader from the long-suppressed Muslim Brotherhood group has been declared winner of Egypt’s first-ever free presidential election, held almost a year and a half after a popular uprising unseated Hosni Mubarak, the former dictator.

Mohamed Morsi, 62, a US-trained engineer, has been declared president by the powerful electoral commission, a week after polls closed in a tightly-fought election which pitted him against Ahmed Shafiq, a military man. Mr Shafiq, a former regime insider, was seen as embodying the army-led establishment which had been in power since 1952.

Mr Morsi’s victory marks a dramatic turning point for the Arab world’s most populous nation, which is now to be headed by an Islamist. It is also a turning point for a region clamouring for an end to rule by entrenched elites where Islamist oppositions are the best-organised groups poised to take advantage of democratic openings.

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