June 18th, 2012
09:24 PM ET

Harman on Egypt's military power grab: "I am stunned"

The military in Egypt holds on to power despite this weekend's elections.

With the United States giving billions in aid, is it time for America to put its money where its mouth is?

Jane Harman, Director and President of the Woodrow Wilson Center and former nine-term Congresswoman comes OutFront.

Egyptian military holds on to power despite presidential vote

An Islamist backed by the Muslim Brotherhood declared victory as Egypt's first democratically elected president even as the country's military rulers issued a decree that stripped the position of much of its power.

The move by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces - the military rulers in control since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak - came Sunday at the conclusion of a two-day presidential runoff.

Even with no constitution, no parliament and, possibly, little power, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi declared victory late Sunday over Ahmed Shafik, who was Egypt's prime minister in the final days of the regime of Mubarak, who was ousted from power in February 2011.


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  1. Jal

    Amazing, in Egypt, they require ID to vote, but in the US we do not. We just trust the fact people are who they say they are.

    June 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Reply

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