CAIRO (Reuters) – Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood sets about building a civilian administration for Egypt on Monday that can heal a divisive history of oppression and coax a mistrustful army into relaxing its grip on power.
Behind the scenes, talks were already under way between the Islamists and generals to resolve disputes that blew up this month over steps by the ruling military council to hem in the powers of the first freely elected president Egypt has known.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s anxious week of waiting for a president, a week marked by street protests and angry accusations between rivals of subverting the new democracy by force, is finally ending.
On Saturday, the electoral commission set 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Sunday as the moment it will announce either that yet another general will fill the post left vacant by last year’s overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, or that the Muslim Brotherhood, for decades the army’s bitter enemy, will finally hold the highest office.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians find out on Sunday whether their next president will be a former military officer or an Islamist from the army’s old adversary, the Muslim Brotherhood, after a long week’s wait since a vote to pick a successor to the deposed Hosni Mubarak.
Impatient Brotherhood supporters have been out on Cairo’s Tahrir Square day and night since a call in midweek from their leaders to demand the current ruling generals cancel measures they say are designed to hem in the powers of the man they believe was elected last weekend, Islamist Mohamed Morsy.