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Defeated Egyptian presidential candidate calls Islamist Morsi 'ghost without authority'

June 26, 2012 - Cairo

Former Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh has said that new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is a 'ghost without the will or authority of a real president.'

Abul-Fotouh suggested that Morsi couldn't be effective in his new post due to continued control of politics by ruling military.

He blamed both the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Muslim Brotherhood for the mistakes of the transitional period, The Guardian reports.

According to the paper, Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood spent his first day in office on Monday locked in discussions with the military over choosing his cabinet.

Morsi found himself in the office once occupied by Hosni Mubarak, who is now in a critical condition in a hospital after being handed a life sentence.

His first order of business was to begin discussions on a presidential team and his cabinet.


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