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Obituary: Egypt's first freely elected President Mohamed Morsi

Obituary: Egypt's first freely elected President Mohamed Morsi
Tuesday 18
5:0 2019

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, has died at the age of 67 after a court appearance in Cairo, according to state media. A member of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation, Morsi came to office in June 2012 after winning 51.7 percent of the vote in a national election, in the aftermath of Egypt's 2011 revolution. However, just one short, roiling year later, Morsi's time in office was cut short in a military takeover amid massive popular protests against his rule. He was overthrown on July 3, 2013, in a coup staged by current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and placed ...

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Summary: The Muslim Brotherhood leader was the country's first democratically elected president but was removed in a 2013 coup.

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