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MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WINS PRESIDENCY

“Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi claimed victory on Monday in Egypt’s divisive race for the top job, as a military power grab overshadowed the country’s first post-Mubarak presidential election,” reports Agence France Presse. “Two generals from the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF), however, reiterated that the ruling body will transfer power to the new president by June 30 and insisted that he will enjoy full presidential powers. A confirmed win by Mursi would mark the first time Islamists have taken the presidency of the Arab World’s most populous nation, but moves by the military appeared to have have rendered the post toothless and were slammed by activists as a coup….” [To read full story, please click here]

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