Egyptian Army Won't Be Lead by New President

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in Egypt has made a last-minute power grab, leaving the new incoming president with very limited powers. Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood - Mohamed Mursi - has declared that its candidate will be in charge of the Arab world's biggest country. His rival Ahmed Shafik disputes the claim.


  • Egypt's Military Sets Out Its Powers

    Al Jazeera
    Publication Date:
    18 June 2012

    Egyptians are waking up to a new reality, The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces [SCAF], has made a last minute power grab leaving the new ... see more »

  • Egypt:  Mursi Ahead in North Sinai Preliminary Results

    Aswat Masriya, 18 June 2012

    Preliminary results in North Sinai show presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi ahead of his rival Ahmed Shafiq after ballots were counted at 46 out of 97 poll stations. read more »

  • Egypt:  Tantawi Assures U.S. Defense Secretary Power Transfer On Time

    Aswat Masriya, 16 June 2012

    In a phone conversation, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, head of Egypt's ruling military council, assured United States' Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, that he intends ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Poll Stations Closed, Ballot Counting Begins

    Aswat Masriya, 17 June 2012

    Egypt's poll stations closed at the end of the second day in the presidential election run-off. read more »


Muslim Brotherhood has declared that its presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi has won the elections.

Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq has contested the announcement by the Muslim Brotherhood that their candidate - Mohammed Mursi - has won the election.