Despite Mohamed Morsi’s historic victory of becoming Egypt’s first democratically elected president, he faces more pressing challenges. The ruling military council has placed new restrictions on Morsi’s authority and will retain control of Egypt’s budget and legislation. “On June 30, when there is supposed to be a handover of power, it isn’t a real handover of power at all,” says Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous. Is the continued dominance of military rule a sign that democracy is out of farther reach in Egypt than is led on?
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