Egypt’s Morsi must co-rule with, confront army. His leadership is limited by the entrenched powers of the military.
Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s winning candidate, benefits from unprecedented electoral legitimacy, but analysts say his leadership will be limited by the entrenched powers of the military.
This situation could lead to alternating periods of compromise and tension between the Brotherhood — which hopes to loosen the grip of the military — and the army — which could exploit future failures by the new president to discredit Islamist rule.
“We are heading towards what might be the most important stage of the Egyptian transition,” since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011