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Mohammed Morsi, the new Egyptian president

12:07 PM EDT                Sunday June 24, 2012

Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt’s history.

The announcement triggered massive cheers and celebratory gunfire in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

Authorities had been on “high alert” for potential violence if his rival Ahmed Shafik won. Instead, the huge crowd erupted in celebration — even in scorching temperatures near 100 Fahrenheit (38 Celsius).

Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, had more than 13 million votes, while Shafik — the last prime minister to serve under ousted president Hosni Mubarak — had more than 12 million, election officials announced.

Morsi ended up with just under 52% of the vote, while Shafik got just over 48%, officials said.

The Muslim Brotherhood‘s Freedom and Justice Party, on Facebook, called the election result a “tribute to the martyrs of our revolution.” It vowed, “We will keep walking on the path.”

On Twitter, the Muslim Brotherhood said the “battle for democracy” and justice hasn’t ended, and “we will remain” in Tahrir.

The presidency is largely a figurehead position, as the country’s military rulers maintain much of the control over the country.

Still, the vote was “a moment in history,” said Abdul Mawgoud Dardery, a fellow member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party.

“We’ve been waiting for it for 7,000 years,” he said. “For the first time in history we have our own president, elected by us. The power of the people is now in the hands of the president — and the president has to go and move forward.”

Dardery called on Morsi to resign from the Muslim Brotherhood to make clear is is the president of all Egyptians.

Sunday’s announcement came after a very long speech by Farouq Sultan, head of the Higher Presidential Election Commission, in which he defended the electoral process and discussed reports of irregularities and how they were handled.

Each campaign had accused the other of election fraud.

Both candidates — who faced each other in a runoff last weekend — had already declared victory. Before the announcement on Sunday, both campaigns repeated that claim on Facebook.

Officials, calling for calm Sunday before the announcement, warned that they were ready to carry out long-standing policy of using deadly force against people who attack government buildings.

The only gunfire heard from Tahrir Square after the announcement was celebratory. The square was the site of mass protests last year that toppled Mubarak.

Sunday’s celebration showed the kind of public support for the Muslim Brotherhood that would have gotten demonstrators thrown in jail under Mubarak.

But in a country split between the two candidates, many were angered by the election result.

A group of Shafik supporters at a hotel were devastated by the result. One threw something at the screen as the announcement came.

Manal Koshkani, a Shafik supporter at the hotel, told CNN she and others “fear” the direction the Islamist party, the Muslim Brotherhood, could take Egypt.

“I hope we see a better future” Morsi, she said, adding, “I highly doubt it.”

On the other hand, Wael Ghonim, who helped organize the 2011 revolution, tweeted, “The first elected civilian Egyptian president in the history of modern Egypt. The revolution continues.”

The Muslim Brotherhood announced in advance Sunday that it would stage a long-term protest if Shafik was declared the winner.

Like Mubarak, Shafik is a former air force officer with close ties to Egypt’s powerful military and is “the quintessential candidate of the counter-revolution,” said Khaled Elgindy, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

Morsi, an American-educated engineer, “represents the older, more conservative wing of the Brotherhood and openly endorses a strict Islamic vision,” said Isobel Coleman of the Council on Foreign Relations.

But in an interview with CNN, Morsi said, “There is no such thing called an Islamic democracy. There is democracy only. … The people are the source of authority.”

More than 1,800 ambulances were dispatched across the country before the results were announced as a proactive measure, the state-run EgyNews agency reported. It also said the country’s interior ministry stressed the need to respect peaceful demonstrations.

But the ministry also said it would not tolerate any turmoil against authorities after Sunday’s pivotal announcement.

“Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has given police forces orders to shoot to kill against anyone attempting to attack police stations after the results,” interior ministry spokesman Gen. Marwan Mustapha said, reiterating government policy in such circumstances. “Increased security has been dispersed in the side streets of (Cairo’s) Tahrir Square to protect government buildings.”

The Muslim Brotherhood vowed it would stage “a long-term, open-end sit-in at Tahrir Square,” complete with bathroom facilities made of bricks, daily food supply and tight security at the entrances of the square, if Shafik won, said Jihad Haddad, a political adviser to the Muslim Brotherhood. Haddad cited the Brotherhood’s disapproval of the ruling military body’s new constitutional decree and de facto martial law.

Egypt’s all-powerful military leaders have said they won’t reverse their widely deplored constitutional and judicial changes and also cautioned against election-related unrest.

“We will face anyone who will pose a challenge to the public and private sectors with an iron fist,” the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) said.

Egypt’s constitutional court dissolved the lower house of parliament this month, extending the military’s power and sparking accusations of a coup d’etat.

Under an interim constitutional declaration, the military council retains the power to make laws and budget decisions until a new constitution is written and a new parliament elected.

The declaration said Supreme Council members “shall decide all matters related to military affairs, including the appointment of its leaders.” The president has the power to declare war, it says, but only “after the approval” of the Supreme Council.

The military council said it does not favor one political entity over another and respects the rights of Egyptians to protest but stressed the importance of self-restraint and respect for authority.

The Supreme Council urged political entities to respect democracy and “abstain from all possible acts that may descend the country into a full chaos.”

Egyptian reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei — the former head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate — warned that if Shafik was declared the winner, “we are in for a lot of instability and violence … a major uprising.”

He said there were fewer security concerns about a Morsi victory because Shafik supporters were unlikely to take their anger to the streets.

Before the results were announced, ElBaradei described the current situation as “a total, complete 100% mess.”

Mohamed Mahsoob, a law professor at Menofiya University and a member of the El Wasat Party, tweeted: “The revolution will succeed, even if the newly elected president is below expectations because we will have the right to change him. But the revolution will not succeed if we have a president from the old regime that we toppled because he will working on seizing it back (and) reversing the accomplishments.”

Amr Moussa, who served as foreign minister under Mubarak and mounted an effort to win the presidency in these elections, said “the next Egyptian president must call upon everyone to stand united as one.” According to state-run news agency MENA, Moussa called on the new president “to head an emergency government of technocrats” that would last six to 12 months.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/24/world/africa/egypt-politics/index.html

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Mohamed Morsi was born on August 20th, 1951 according to http://misrstars.com/vb/showthread.php?t=409740

August 20th, 1951

August 20th

8 + 20 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = his personal month (from August 20th, 2011 to August 19th, 2012) = Mainstream.  Consensus.  Winning.  Victory.

Six of Wands Tarot card

32 year + 6 (June) = 38 = his personal month (from June 20th, 2012 to July 19th, 2012) = Taking care of himself.

Queen of Cups Tarot card

38 month + 24 (24th of the month on Sunday June 24th, 2012) = 62 = his personal day = Dealing with restrictions.

Eight of Swords Tarot card

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File:Hosni Mubarak ritratto.jpg

8:23 PM EDT             Tueday June 19, 2012

Reports conflicted Wednesday over whether the 84-year-old former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, was clinically dead.

The state-run Middle East News Agency, citing medical sources, said he was declared clinically dead shortly after arriving late Tuesday at a military hospital in Cairo, where he had been taken after suffering a stroke and cardiac arrest earlier in the day.

But Gen. Mamdouh Shaheen, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, told CNN, “He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition.”

Mubarak was taken by helicopter to the military hospital in the Maadi suburb of Cairo, Shaheen said. “He had a heart attack and his heart stopped and he was saved by electric shocks, then placed on respirator,” he said. “His pulse is 40. He then got a brain clot. He is NOT clinically dead as reported but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition.”

And Mubarak’s lawyer, Fareed El Deeb, told CNN, “He has been in a coma for hours now. He has had water on the lungs for 10 days now and his blood pressure is down today, which obstructed his breathing and forced doctors to put him on a respirator. He was given medicine intravenously to relieve the brain clot, and electric shocks were used to revive him but there was no substantial response. He is not dead as reported.”

El Deeb added that Mubarak’s wife, Suzanne, was at his side. He blamed SCAF for not having moved Mubarak last week from the prison to the hospital.

Adel Saeed, the official spokesman of the Egyptian prosecutor, had said earlier, “We were informed by prison authority that Mubarak’s heart has stopped and they used electric shocks and CPR to resurrect him. He is now on an artificial respirator and doctors from the armed forces and International Medical Center will inspect him.”

Nile TV reported that Mubarak had suffered a stroke.

He was taken from Tora prison hospital to Maadi military hospital, El Deeb told CNN. “He has suffered a stroke, but he is not dead.”

The prosecutor and the military council denied Mubarak had been moved.

His health had been reported in decline since he was ousted as president of Egypt in February 2011 and found guilty of charges related to the killings of hundreds of anti-government demonstrators during the revolution.

Last week, an Interior Ministry spokesman said he was comatose; the spokesman said he suffered from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and difficulty breathing.

“We should be skeptical,” said Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

“There’s a great Arab expression I like and it asks the following question: When you’re told that someone is dead, you say, ‘Is he dead and buried, or just dead?’ I think we are in the middle of this kind of situation.”

“Clinically dead is not a phrase that is commonly used, but when it is used, what it usually means is that someone is brain dead,” said CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen. “In the United States, we would call this person dead because they have no brain activity.”

Meanwhile, crowds jammed Tahrir Square once again on Wednesday. But their focus this time was not on Mubarak. Instead, it was on the power grab by the Egyptian military, which last week issued a constitutional decree that stripped the position of president of much of its power after a top court dissolved the parliament. Those moves were followed by the nation’s first presidential election, which pitted Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi against Mubarak’s former prime minister, Ahmed Safik. Final results have not been announced.

“It’s a media stunt to divert attention from the constitutional decree,” said Taha Shaker, a demonstrator in the square. “If he’s really dead, it won’t make a difference. We’ve started a sit-in and won’t leave unless the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces leaves unconditionally.”

“I’ve come from far away. I’m not leaving until Morsi swears the oath in front of the legitimately elected parliament,” said demonstrator Sayed Ahmed. “I don’t care about Mubarak. These are games played by the intelligence services.”

“If he’s really dead, its God’s will,” said Nasser Shaaban, another demonstrator. “I would hope he lives to see the new president.”

Outside Maadi Military Hospital, shortly before midnight Tuesday, there was no additional security. Instead, there were a few policemen outside the main gate and two military police inside the gate. Across the street perhaps a half-dozen journalists sat on the curb smoking cigarettes.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/19/world/meast/egypt-mubarak/index.html

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Hosni Mubarak was born on May 4th, 1928 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosni_Mubarak

May 4th, 1928

5 + 4 +1+9+2+8 = 29 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Competency.

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May 4th, 1928

May 4th

5 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 14 = his personal year (from May 4th, 2012 to May 3rd, 2013) = Intolerance.  Immoderate.

Temperance Tarot card

14 year + 6 (June) = 20 = his personal month (from June 4th, 2012 to July 3rd, 2012) = Judge for yourself.  The afterlife.

20 month + 19 (19th of the month on Tuesday June 19th, 2102) = 39 = his personal day = Half-truths.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

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June 14, 2012           7:27 am

A constitutional court stepped into Egypt’s precarious politics Thursday by ruling that the former prime minister of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak could not be disqualified from this weekend’s polarizing presidential run-off election against a candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood.

The decision came the same day the court added fresh turmoil to the battle between secularists and the Muslim Brotherhood by ruling that one-third of the members of the Islamic-controlled parliament were unlawfully elected.

[Updated June 14, 8:10 a.m.: The verdict immediately dissolves parliament and forces new elections for all 498 lawmakers.

“The makeup of the entire chamber is illegal and, consequently, it does not legally stand,” said the Supreme Constitutional Court, according to state media reports.]

Both decisions infuriated political camps across this restive nation. Liberal activists opposed the candidacy of Ahmed Shafik, a Mubarak loyalist, as a dangerous endorsement of the repressive politics of the past. The ruling on the Islamist-controlled parliament was a setback to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was hoping to expand its power in the event its candidate, Mohamed Morsi, defeats Shafik in voting that begins Saturday.

[Updated June 14, 8:44 a.m.: The verdicts deepen tensions between Egypt’s military leaders and the ascendant Muslim Brotherhood over the political fate of a country that has been under authoritarian rule for decades. If Shafik wins and the Islamists lose parliament, the old guard would return to power in what may essentially be a repudiation of last year’s uprising that overthrew Mubarak.]

The court’s decision on Shafik was expected. The judges were appointed by Mubarak and the law passed by parliament to forbid former top regime officials from running for president was widely regarded as unconstitutional. The law was praised by activists, however, as a last chance to stop what they predict could be losing a revolution that has inspired the Arab world.

It is not clear how and when elections for new parliament will occur. The drafting of a new constitution has been delayed by political infighting and the nation — ruled by a military council — is in uncertain political terrain. Expecting unrest from the court rulings and this weekend’s elections, the Ministry of Justice on Wednesday granted the army wider power to arrest civilians and activists.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/06/egyptian-court-keeps-shafik-in-race-rules-one-third-of-parliament-elected-unlawfully.html

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Mohamed Hussein Tantawi was born on October 31st, 1935 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Hussein_Tantawi

October 31st, 1935

10 + 31 +1+9+3+5 = 59 = his life lesson = Everything falls apart.  Salvaging what remains.

Five of Swords Tarot card

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October 31st, 1935

October 31st

10 + 31 +2+0+1+1 = 45 = his personal year (from October 31st, 2011 to October 30th, 2012) = Things can go horribly wrong.

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2 June 2012             04:33 ET

A court in Cairo has sentenced Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak to life imprisonment for complicity in the killing of demonstrators during last year’s uprising.

The 84-year-was convicted after a 10-month trial in a special court.

Mr Mubarak is the first former leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011.

The judge suspended the session after shouts erupted in the courtroom as the verdict was being read out.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18306126

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Hosni Mubarak was born on May 4th, 1928 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosni_Mubarak

May 4th, 1928

May 4th

5 + 4 +2+0+1+2 = 14 = his personal year (from May 4th, 2012 to May 3rd, 2013) = Appealing [verdict].

Temperance Tarot card

14 year + 5 (May) = 19 = his personal month (from May 4th, 2012 to June 3rd, 2012) = Not going to see the light of day again.

The Sun Tarot card

19 month + 1 (1st of the month on Friday June 1st, 2012) = 20 = his personal day (from his time of birth on Friday June 1st, 2012 until his time of birth on Saturday June 2nd, 2012) = Verdict.  Guilty.  Punishment.  Sentencing.

Judgement Tarot card

 

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