On a roll: How Morsi toppled Egypt’s military elite in only one month

In only one month, Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood managed to topple a powerful military elite, something that his friend Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, took nearly a decade to do.

The ruling Muslim Brotherhood has succeeded in this by coopting Egypt’s military command.

Within weeks of assuming office, President Mohammed Morsi persuaded junior members of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces to topple Egypt’s defense minister and chief of staff.

“It [Brotherhood] was able to build strong enough links with some members of SCAF, exploiting personal differences and opportunism rather than ideology,” Hani Sabra, the analyst, said.

Full article: On a roll: How Morsi toppled Egypt’s military elite in only one month (World Tribune)

Egypt Set to Declare its First-Ever Elected President

The long-awaited Egyptian election results are expected to be announced on Sunday which will make either Mohammed Mursi or Ahmed Shafiq the first-ever elected president in Egyptian history.

The ruling military council delayed the results of the presidential election run-off citing allegations of malpractice in the polling. The voting took place exactly a week back on 17 June.

Both the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mursi and former dictator Hosni Mubarak’s ex-aide Shafiq claimed victory in the election which led to demonstrations from both sides in the country.

The ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) had been calling on both the parties to accept the election results regardless of whoever wins.

The results were supposed to have been announced on Thursday but the election commission said it would be announcing the official results at 15:00 local time (14:00 BST).

Full article: Egypt Set to Declare its First-Ever Elected President (International Business Times)