Egypt army to cede power

2012-06-30 16:34

Cairo - Egypt's ruling military council will say on Saturday that it is fulfilling its pledge made when it took over from ousted leader Hosni Mubarak to transfer power to an elected president, according to a statement obtained by Reuters.

"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announced on February 11, 2011 it was not an alternative to legitimacy sought by the people, had no aspiration for power or to pursue it and would deliver power to a president elected by the national will," according to the statement to be issued later in the day.

"Today is the day to fulfil the pledge, the day that our great army and its national leadership proves that it is the guardian after God," said the statement, which was obtained before a formal handover ceremony to Egypt's newly elected Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-30 16:46

    Balmy what an brave army...

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-30 17:42

      Gieljam, Sure, but also, what a brave people these Egyptians are. After 30 years of Mubarak tyranny they came over the fear of his security forces, and DEMANDED an end to their dictatorship. And all this done without thousands of lives lost. The Egyptians are a great example to anyone living under a dictatorship !!!

      Squeegee - 2012-06-30 18:27

      Anthony, they then handed power to an Islamist who in his first speech alienated the West by saying he would fight to get a terrorist freed.

      mohammedsiddique.kadwa - 2012-06-30 21:13

      @squeegee : You make it a crime to be an Islamist. You actually believe that terrorist bull that Israe, the US and their puppits spew out. The reality is that there is one Islam, and if you follow this religion totally, you are an ISLAMIST, and therefore a terrorist. EGYPT then, has a majority of TERRORISTS, because they voted this president in. You see, Squeegee, the world is tired of the crap that the US and Israel has forced upon us and the world is rising, not a pleasant fact for you, Squeegee. So don't go throwing that bull%#** TERRORIST crap here. Its old. Get a life, and think! Don't believe what the US/Israeli media wants you to believe!

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