Cohabitation, Egyptian-style

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June 26, 2012 14:13

SCAF and the Muslim Brotherhood have agreed to coexist – for the time being.

Cohabitation, Egyptian-style

Cohabitation, Egyptian-style. (photo credit:MOHAMED ABD EL-GHANY / REUTERS)

It is now official: the new president of Egypt is Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate who squeaked into office with 51.73 percent of t he vote. President Morsi won 13.2 million votes out of a total of just over 26 million in the June 16-17 runoff against Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister and former air force commander, Ahmed Shafiq. It was the first democratic election in Egyptian history.

With the result, the specter of a stolen election, which the Islamists would have surely decried had Shafiq been declared the winner, receded, and with it the possibility that the Algerian scenario of 1991- 92 would repeat itself, plunging Egypt into chaos and violence.

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