Egypt: Mohamed Morsi wins Presidential elections – Mubarak is in Jail
Posted by African Press International on June 24, 2012
The Muslim brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi who was in prison for about 18 months during the former President Hosni Mubarak’s rule has won the Presidential elections.
This is the first democratically elected Muslim Head of State in the region.
The former President Hosni Mubarak who was ousted a year ago during the Arab Spring uprising was sentenced to life in prison recently for allowing the killings of his opponents during the uprising.
Now it remains to be seen if the new leader will introduce Sharia laws in the country. This may be difficult because the country has a very strong military that has been in loggerheads with the Muslim brotherhood.
Egyptian Women and christians however, are worried because the Muslims will now have power in the country. Morsi promised, during his campaign, that he will be the president for all Egyptians. This now remains to be seen.
USA has had close ties to the past regime of Hosni Mubarak, a man who is now in prison, sick and almost dying.. USA says it wants to have a good relationship with the incoming leader, but it will not be that easy.