Mohamed Morsi-President of Egypt

Mohamed Morsi-President of Egypt
Muhammad Mursi Isa 'ul-Ayyat, born August 20, 1951) was elected president of Egypt.
Since April 30, 2011 he served as President of Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), a political party founded by the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt after the revolution in 2011 From 2000 to 2005. He was a Member of Parliament. He stood as a candidate for the FJP May-June presidential election in 2012.

On June 24, 2012, Egypt's electoral commission announced that it has won a runoff presidential Morsi Egypt. Morsi more narrowly won by Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. The commission said Morsi took 51.7 percent versus 48.3 for Shafiq vote.


Sharquia Morsi was born in the province, located in northern Egypt. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in engineering from Cairo University in 1975 and 1978, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Southern California in 1982. He is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge 1982-1985. In 1985, he returned to Egypt to teach at Zagazig University.His children born in California and U.S. citizens.

Political career

Morsi has served as a Member of Parliament 2000-2005, he was elected as independents because the Brotherhood is technically forbidden to nominate candidates for office under President Hosni Mubarak. He is a member of the Guidance Office of the Muslim Brotherhood to the founding of Freedom and Justice Party in 2011, during which he was selected by the Advisory Board became the first president of MB for the new party.

After Khairat El-Shater disqualified from the 2012 presidential election, Morsi, who was originally nominated as a candidate for backup, a new candidate emerged as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's 2012 presidential campaign

After the first round of post-Mubarak Egypt's first presidential election where the poll showed 25.5% share of the vote to Morsi, he was officially announced as president on June 24, 2012 after the next term of the vote. Square liberation erupted in jubilation and rage explosion occurred in a press conference selection as a result the Egyptian authorities have announced. He came a little faster than the former prime minister Ahmed Mubarak era Shafikand been recorded for the Islamic character of his campaign events while attending university in California and get a degree in engineering scienctific.

Since the initial round of voting on December 23-24, 2012, Morsi has been trying to draw political liberals and minorities while describing his rival Ahmed Shafik as the Mubarak era relic. According to several Christian and conservative news outlets, Morsi said when asked his opinion about Egypt's Coptic Christian Shafik support that "they need to know that the conquest will come, and Egypt will be Islam, and that they must pay the jizya or emigrate.

On May 30, 2012, Morsi filed a lawsuit against the Egyptian television presenter Tawfiq Okasha, accusing him of "deliberate lies and accusations that amount to defamation and slander" of Morsi. According to the Egyptian Independent online newspaper, a subsidiary of English-language Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, Okasha spent three hours at the May 27 criticized the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi on air.After Okasha aired a video depicting alleged Muslim extremists while executing a Christian ask "what people like to govern?", some analysts suggest that this is referring to the party's Muslim Brotherhood Morsi.

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