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Egypt’s New President to Pick Woman, Christian VPs

Egypt’s president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, is in the process of putting together a government. Photo from CNN.

from CNN

Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will appoint a woman as one of his vice presidents and a Christian as another, his policy adviser told CNN.

“For the first time in Egyptian history — not just modern but in all Egyptian history — a woman will take that position,” Ahmed Deif told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday. “And it’s not just a vice president who will represent a certain agenda and sect, but a vice president who is powerful and empowered and will be taking care of critical advising within the presidential Cabinet.”

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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:55 am


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