Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi goes from prisoner to president

25.06.2012                      05.Tammus. 5772


Egypt's Mohammed Morsi goes from prisoner to president

Morsi's victory is historic. But questions remain over the extent of his power, as the military maintains a strong hold on the state.

In a reversal of fortunes unthinkable a year and a half ago, an Islamist jailed by Hosni Mubarak has succeeded him as president of the biggest Arab nation in a victory at the ballot box which has historic consequences for Egypt and the Middle East.
The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi will not enjoy the extent of modern, pharaonic powers exercised by Mubarak: those have been curtailed by a military establishment which will decide just how much he will be able to do in government….