Arab World: Who will rule Egypt?

21.07.2012                      02.Aw. 5772                      Matot-Massei

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Arab World: Who will rule Egypt?

The Muslim Brotherhood has turned to the courts in its battle for power with SCAF, but is ready to use force if necessary.

Mohamed Mursi, the newly elected Egyptian president who rose through the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood, is waging an all-out war against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which has severely curtailed his executive prerogatives. Though the generals did transfer the power to the president in an impressive ceremony, they don’t intend to let him rule alone and are mustering their considerable political and economic forces to fight what they see as an Islamic takeover of the country. In a somewhat bizarre twist, both parties are turning to the courts to defend their positions….