Islamic President Mursi Egypt Infection 29/6/12 מורסי המורסה של מצרים مرسى
مرسى يؤدى اليمين أمام المحكمة الدستورية رئيسا Egypt's first Islamist president takes oath CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's first Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, was sworn in on Saturday, propelling his Muslim Brotherhood into power after 84 years of struggle, although the military remains determined to call the shots. Immediately after swearing his oath, he said a civil, national, constitutional and modern state was "born today". The bearded US-trained engineer is Egypt's first non-military president since army officers toppled the king in 1952. For the Brotherhood, banned and repressed under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, it marks a dramatic reversal of fortunes. "I swear by Almighty God that I will sincerely protect the republican system and that I will respect the constitution and the rule of law," Mursi told judges at the Supreme Constitutional Court, repeating vows he had uttered the day before to supporters thronging Cairo's Tahrir Square. "I will look after the interests of the people and protect the independence of the nation and safety of its territory." Mursi, 60, took his oath in the constitutional court, instead of parliament as is usual, because the court had dissolved the Islamist-led lower house earlier this month amid a raft of measures to ensure enduring military influence. Mursi had shown his distaste for this by his symbolic oath-taking in Tahrir, crucible of the anti-Mubarak revolt, where he said the people were the only source of power, in a dig at the <b>...</b>
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