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Ahmed Eleiba

Egyptian Military Source: 'SCAF Won't Let Brotherhood Seize Power'

[Both campaigns for Mursi and Shafiq claim victory in the presidential elections. Image originally posted to Flickr by Johnathan Rasad.]

A military source who spoke to Ahram Online on condition of anonymity spelt out the ruling military council's position on Egypt's current uncertain political situation, in which the Muslim Brotherhood appears to stand on the verge of winning the presidency. "The military council is determined not to allow the Muslim Brotherhood to seize power," said the source. "It will not relinquish the reins of power until a new constitution is issued and the arena is set ...

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Government Must be Approved by New Parliament, Says FJP Leader

[Mohamed El Beltagy, head of the FJP. Photo credit: Ahram Online.]

The fact that Egypt’s newly elected parliament will be unable to form a government has raised questions about the Muslim Brotherhood’s relationship with the ruling military council (SCAF). It is an issue the Brotherhood seems to understand but is unwilling to tackle for now at least. Ahmed Subaie, media spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, told Ahram Online that the party and other political forces had suspended ...

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Ahmed Eleiba

Ahmed Eleiba is a writer for Ahram Online.