Egypt Elects Muslim Brotherhood Candidate

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Crowds erupted in this weekend when officials announced that Mohamed Morsi won Egypt’s first democratic presidential election. It’s a process that was set in motion when the first protests struck Tahrir Square last year, and the celebrations in the country are widespread.

President-elect Mohamed Morsi is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a strict Islamist party set on bringing sweeping religious changes to the embattled country. Despite Morsi's victory, his party will not have absolute power as a result of the election. The military still holds the strongest influence in Egypt and will not easily cede control of the country to its rival. A power struggle is likely to come.

Omar Khalifa, is the director of O Media and a resident of Cairo. Abdel-Rahman Hussein is a Cairo-based journalist who blogs for