Coup fear in Egypt


Official results have still to be announced in Egypt, although it is widely believed that Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Mursi, has won a slim majority in the presidential election.

Although the investigation of complaints about voting irregularities has been cited by the Electoral Commission as the reason for the delay, there are fears that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) will not allow a democratically elected government if Mursi has won the election. There has already been widespread international condemnation at SCAF’s extension of its own powers, which have given the army control of the budget and the writing of the constitution.

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