The military however trounced the MB’s gains in the parliament by declaring the recent election null and void. Yes they (the military), saw the country going the way of a full blown Islamic state and turned back the clock. Barry Rubin predicts that blood will flow in the streets, and I believe that he’s right.
Islamist claims victory in Egypt president vote
By SARAH EL DEEB and LEE KEATH
CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s presidential election, which would be the first victory of an Islamist as head of state in the stunning wave of protests demanding democracy that swept the Middle East the past year. But the military handed itself the lion’s share power over the new president, sharpening the possibility of confrontation.
With parliament dissolved and martial law effectively in force, the generals issued an interim constitution granting themselves sweeping authorities that ensure their hold on the state and subordinate the president. They will be Egypt’s lawmakers, they will control the budget and they will determine who writes the permanent constitution that will define the country’s future.
Perhaps the lesser of the two evils might be the military – all things considered.