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Egypt's Revolution: Will Mohammed Morsi And The Muslim Brotherhood Be Allowed To Govern? (LIVE DISCUSSION)

First Posted: 06/25/2012 11:43 am Updated: 06/25/2012 2:35 pm

History was made on Sunday when the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt's new president in the country's first free presidential election in modern history.

The man he beat was ousted President Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq.

Many view Morsi as a representative of the revolution that toppled the old regime, but others are worried about what a Muslim Brotherhood president might mean for the country's secular and Christian minorities and women.

For decades under Mubarak's rule, the Muslim Brotherhood was marginalized, and many of its members jailed.

Now that Morsi has won, he has to convince the Egyptian people, as well as the international community that he can unite the country and improve Egypt's worsening economic crisis.

He also faces a challenging struggle for power with the country's military rulers. Morsi has warned against obstruction of the political process, and insists that Egypt's recently-elected parliament is in tact, despite a recent ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court dissolving the body.

We were joined by Adel Iskander, Abdullah al Arian and other guests.

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