Middle East

Jun 25, 2012

For Egypt’s new PM, the hard part starts now

Democracy has so far been a hard pill to swallow for many Egyptians, writes Vickie Smiles, a freelance writer in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

An enormous roar erupted from Cairo's Tahrir Square yesterday afternoon when Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi was officially named the first-ever civilian president in Egypt. In the northern city of Alexandria, cars immediately began tooting their horns and kept the noise going long into the night as Morsi supporters marched from all points to celebrate at Ibrahim Mosque, the Alex equivalent of Tahrir.

Mohamed Morsi supporters celebrating his win last night in Alexandria

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One thought on “For Egypt’s new PM, the hard part starts now

  1. AR

    SO we can all look forward to sweetness & light and democracy in Egypt, now that the Brotherhood have come out of the shadows with the pre Enlightenment dogma.
    No wonder Israel is remaining stumm about dislodging Assad – the last thing they need is to be completely surrounding by Salafist funded by that great & good, US backed democracy, Saudi.

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