The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohamed Morsi, has been declared winner of Egypt’s presidential election run-off held few days ago, prompting a wide celebration and scenes of jubilation across Egypt. This announcement has made Morsi the first democratically elected Islamist head of state in the Arab world, which has witnessed successful revolutions that brought down the autocratic and despotic regimes, as witnessed also in both Tunisia and Libya, in addition to change of leadership in Yemen.
With the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) now in the top seat of the most Arab populous nation, many challenges lie at stake, especially in light of the military’s latest move, with the series of decrees perceived by many as entrenching the power of the armed forces, while rendering the position of the presidency as symbolic. In addition to this, many also expect the MB’s candidate to face daunting task in winning the hearts of millions who voted for him, not out of love, but just to get rid of Ahmed Shafiq, seen by many as belonging to the old regime and courted by the military. Also facing him is the greater challenge of becoming a president for all Egyptians, not just for his supporters.
Winning presidency could be described as a spectacular moment for the MB, given what the organization has gone through for decades, been systematically suppressed and politically brushed aside by the old regimes. So Morsi’s victory today features as a golden opportunity for the MB to turn the table and prove wrong their critics, who would, for sure, lie in wait to seize on any chance of missteps and miscalculations from the president-elect.
Now turning to you, dear audience:
In light of the above, what are your messages to the new Egypt’s president?
How do you see him overcome all these challenges?
Could this victory usher in a new era of true democracy, stability and prosperity for all Egyptians?
Or do you think he would not be able to deliver amidst all these challenges?
Please let’s hear from you using the comments box below