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By Samuel Burke
There’s been a dramatic change of fate in Egypt: Mohamed Morsi was once a prisoner under President Hosni Mubarak. Now Morsi is president-elect of Egypt, at the very same time Mubarak is serving his sentence in the notorious Tora Prison. Now Egypt’s minorities wait to see how their fates will change – among them, Coptic Christians and women.
Monday, Morsi’s policy adviser, Ahmed Deif, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that to allay minority fears, Morsi will execute a strategy of “inclusiveness, inclusiveness, inclusiveness.”
Deif said one of Morsi’s first steps will be to appoint a vice president who is Christian and another Vice President who is a woman. FULL POST
The Muslim Brotherhood is celebrating the election of its candidate, Mohamed Morsi, to the Egyptian presidency. But what is the Brotherhood?
It has more than 80 years of history, essentially invented the Islamist movement, and is taking real power in Egypt for the first time in its history. Christiane Amanpour explains.
Imagine a world where a young woman is the one keeping tabs on the men who sought to lead Egypt. As the country took its historic steps toward democracy, a young activist has been on the front lines, making sure the country's first democratic presidential election was free and fair. Christiane Amanpour spent the afternoon with Dalia Ziada in Cairo to see how a woman can be a catalyst for change in the Middle East.
Welcome to democracy, Mr. Morsi.
Egypt’s President-elect faces many challenges – chief among them, balancing the promise of the Arab Spring with the power of Egypt’s military.
Those same crowds that cheered his name in Tahrir Square will be watching President Morsi’s every move. And thanks to a new website, they will have a way to monitor his first hundred days in office.
It’s called the "Morsi Meter!”
On Monday, Wael Ghonim the Google executive who was arrested during the revolution, tweeted a link to the new website http://www.morsimeter.com
— Wael Ghonim (@Ghonim) June 24, 2012
Created by Zabatak.com, a non-profit initiative, “The Morsimeter” is dedicated to making Egypt “bribery free, corruption-free and safe.”
With Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) maintaining widespread control and the new president’s authority still undefined, the question for now might be: Just how much is there to meter on the "Morsi Meter?"